Lily Turf 'Monroe White' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (AKA Liriope muscari 'Monroe's #1', Lilyturf Monroe's #1, Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee
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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 so you know what to expect.
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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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Used these Bare Root Plants to fill in a boarder of five year Plants. They all look great,

All pots contained healthy looking plants with lots of roots. Filled in my garden spot well.
Lily Turf
06/06/2017 By Robert May
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Monroe White' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

We called for advice first.
Good advice.
Plants arrived sooner than expected, in better condition and with a few more than promised!
Very satisfied and will order again!

The plants arrived in excellent condition and the day before the ridiculous freezing snow storm. The box is in a cool room in my house and I’m keeping them lightly moist. Hopefully they will hold on until I can get them in the ground. I ordered a lot of... Read full review >
Arrived a day early....
09/21/2016 By Constance McCarthy-Angel
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Monroe White' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Plants appear healthy. Totally root bound in their 3 1/2" pots with no soil left. I planted them last week so cannot tell how they will do over the winter but I assume they will be fine. Liorope is usually highly transplantable here in Oklahoma and I frequently... Read full review >
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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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