Lily Turf 'Monroe White' {50 Bare Root plants}

Clusters of tiny pearls strung together tightly about sixteen inch spikes is the only way to describe the rare, milky blossoms that appear on Monroe White in late summer to early fall. This classic Liriope’s blooms are offset by the deep green leaf blades (3/8-1/2 inch wide) that grow slightly slower than other varieties making this an excellent choice for specimen projects or for areas where you do not want anything invasive.

Lovely ebony berries (a bird feast!) add to the jeweled effect when flowers are spent. This low-maintenance, evergreen assists with erosion control on slopes and is an excellent option for planting around tree bases where roots may impede other grasses.

Take note that Monroe White prefers full shade and well-drained soil. As a border, edging or ground cover, you achieve rich depth of color, a swaying texture and elegant blossoms.

If you need the functionality of a Monkey Grass but the sophistication of an English country garden, Monroe White is the perennial for you.

Things to Note
Because Monroe White’s growth rate is slightly slower than other Liriopes, you may wish to purchase more plants for faster coverage. Be sure to use our plant calculator if you need help deciding how many to purchase.

If planting in zone 5, be sure to check with your local extension to confirm winter hardiness in your area.

Gardener Tips
We adore Monroe White in a monochromatic color scheme paired with clusters of Lily of the Valley, White Astilbe and White Coneflower. The depth of rich green foliage contrasts beautifully with the alternating cloud-like blossoms of these flowers.

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) 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!

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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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.
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Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'
(AKA Monroe's #1, Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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