Lily Turf 'Variegated' {25 Pots - 3 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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10/12/2020 By Nina McCauley (NC)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

10/12/2020 Received my plants in record time! All 54 of them were in excellent condition. I will be ordering again from this company!
Perfect 21/2 pots of Liriope!!
09/30/2020 By Evelyn Humphries (VA)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

09/30/2020 Nice plants! Quick shipping -received in 4 days. Large roots to get into the ground and ready to grow. Tops I just trimmed back to look nice and neat.
Very Happy Gardener!!! Will buy again when I need bulk items
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09/26/2020 By Marcie Jaworski (OH)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

09/26/2020 Plants came quickly and were in good condition

09/25/2020 My plants arrived as scheduled and they were well packed and in perfect condition. They look very healthy. I expect that they will grow to the healthy plants that I expected. Would highly recommend Class Groundcovers as they delivered on their promise. Thank you.
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08/25/2020 By Doris Stumme (NY)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Variegated' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

08/25/2020 Plants arrived very healthy and a nice size very happy with them
No unusual shipping concerns for this plant.
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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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Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
(AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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