Lily Turf 'Variegated' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

Why do we love Variegata? You just cannot beat the contrasting colors the antique-cream and olive green variegated foliage offers. From a distance, it can almost appear a silvery-white, and up close, you can't help but think of mint ice cream striped with plain vanilla.

The scads of profuse lilac-lavender blossoms appearing in early fall (around 2 weeks later than other Liriopes) will remind you of grape hyacinths. With his ability to grow well around trees and shrubs, and once established, tolerance of drier conditions, Variegata is virtually maintenance-free and absolutely indispensible in garden landscapes.

Of course, the handsome, moderately fast growing, clump-forming evergreen steals our hearts for its arching foliage that explodes from the ground in graceful blades and then bends slightly from the top, bowing to passersby.

As a border, edging, complete ground cover or accent, you will find Variegata never disappoints. Many gardeners opt to use Variegata as a specimen planting around garden ornaments. If you have never tried Liropes, Variegata is the perfect place to start.

Things to Note
Note: the gallon plants are shipped de-potted and with most of the soil shaken off.

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

Gardener Tips
Try mixing clusters of Veronica Georgia Blue and Siberian Iris Caesar's Brother with Variegata for a perfect purple blooming garden.

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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12/25/2014 By GILBERT PEREZ
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {50 Bare Root plants}

12/25/2014 Update Quality of plants: EXCELLENT. Fast shipping. Easy process.
Excellent and huge
10/31/2014 By Elizabeth Gular
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {50 Bare Root plants}

10/31/2014 Update I've ordered countless bare root plants online over the past few years, and they're usually a dried up clump of roots, sometimes with a dead leaf or two, stuffed into a little plastic bag. These blow them all out of the water. I wouldn't... Read full review >
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10/02/2014 By Janet Rivera
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {25 Bare Root plants}

10/02/2014 Update Received the plants within a few days of ordering. The plants were hardy, upright and look like they will be beautiful next spring. I am extremely happy with the plants.
Great monkey grass!!
09/24/2014 By Barbara Adamson
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

09/24/2014 Update I purchased 108 monkey grasses. They all arrived in healthy condition. The soil was still moist when I opened the box. Very pleased with them!

09/18/2014 Update Arrived in 3 days, health plants just as described. Price is well below commercial landscape and big box stores. A true best value at the best price!!
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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.
This plant can be susceptible to Anthracnose, especially in southern zones. If it develops brown spots in winter, cut the foliage back (to the ground is OK) in early spring.
General information that applies to all plants:
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- Explanation and description of bare roots
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Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
(AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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