Lily Turf 'Evergreen Giant' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

Similar to Densiflora but taller, Evergreen Giant is characterized by lily-like, stiff olive blades of foliage (3/8 inch-1/2 inch wide) and cloudy-white to light lavender blooms on spikes. If you have an industrial-size area outside a business or large landscaping project that needs heavy, turf-substitute coverage, this evergreen perennial, with his moderate growth rate and dense coverage is a perfect solution.

He's also a popular edging plant that looks great under trees or taller shrubs and in tubs, rows, or borders. With the bloom-time ranging from summer well into autumn, as a groundcover, you gain not only vibrant green coverage, but also delicate dots of lavender scattered throughout like purple rock candy sitting on sticks!

Perfect in shade gardens or simply as an accent piece around a bird-bath, for example, Evergreen Giant is extremely versatile. Give him well-drained soil and he'll reward you handsomely all season with soothing slivers of green and elegant blooms.

Gardener Tips
We love seeing this particular Liriope paired with Irises and daylilies in front of larger shrubs. See our selection of daylilies for some excellent options.

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect.
General information about Liriope muscari (Lily Turf):
With slim spears of foliage, Liriope muscari is not only a lush perennial, it is often a gardener’s best solution. Perfect for banks, beds and at the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow, Liriope muscari proves virtually indestructible in stubborn areas.

They tolerate drought, heat, humidity, slopes and moist areas and deer tend to avoid them. Outstanding for erosion control and choking out weeds, Liriopes also gracefully fill those shady, dry spots where nothing else grows.

Liriopes are the perfect living border, creating stately outlines for formal gardens, and in southern gardens, when other plants wilt, they thrive. Of course Liriopes are famous as low-maintenance turf substitutes, and with the exception of Big Blue and Liriope spicata (both are creepers), they stay in clumps.

We’ve narrowed down the selections for you to what we feel are some of the top varieties offering a range of color, size and superior hardiness. Be warned, once you start perusing, you’ll find yourself wanting more than one variety. They’re just that beautiful!

Important note about bare root Liriope
Liriope is not like other perennials, it grows much slower the first year when transplanted from bare roots than from potted plants. Do not expect much growth the first season after transplanting bare roots. If you seek substantial growth the first summer after transplanting, buy potted plants.

Why all the confusion about the common names?
In 1763, the French botanist Michael Adanson described a plant (probably Liriope) that he called Mondo, which remains a common name today.

A few years later, Carl Peter Thunberg described a plant, which he named Convallaria japonica. This species is now known as Ophiopogon japonicus.

A decade later, Portugese botanist Joao de Loureiro described and named the plant we now know as Liriope muscari. Nearly 100 years later Joseph Decaisne described the same species as Ophiopogon muscari.

Over time there have been numerous discussions regarding these plants and the proper botanical names for them. Today, both Liriope and Ophiopogon are treated as distinct genera. In addition to sharing the name Mondo, the plants are also interchangably called Lilyturf and Monkey Grass.

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I received the Lily Turf quickly and in great condition. The plants are lovely and vigorous.
Giant Liriope
12/27/2014 By Calvin Mitchell
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Evergreen Giant' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Bought these about a year ago. This is the third time I purchased this product from you. First two times were great. The reason I need not reply sooner is that I wanted to give them time to flourish. They are planted under a black olive tree with much additional... Read full review >
Very satisfied . .
04/02/2014 By Tommie Kennedy
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Evergreen Giant' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Have orderedbefore and asbefore, order was on time, well-packed and plants in great condition. Very healthy plants. Highly recommend this company to any potential buyer.
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Precise delivery - another benefit from shopping with us is that you know how many days delivery will take and can control exactly when your order will be shipped.

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In northern zones where winter snow will crush the foliage, consider shearing (or mowing on high) in late fall or very early spring to avoid a period of ratty-looking dead foliage in the spring that can impede new spring growth.

Shearing in southern zones is optional, you may elect to do it just to maintain the most attractive appearance.
General information that applies to all plants:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away
Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant'
(AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

$102.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.27 per plant)
10-41 packs: $97.68 per pack ($4.07 per plant)
Additional discounts on 1000 or more plants
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 01/01/2020.
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