Lily Turf 'Densiflora' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

Liriope muscari 'Densiflora' (AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee
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Similar to Evergreen Giant. but shorter, Densiflora, with its slim lily-like emerald foliage (3/8-1/2 inch wide), is a dense clumper with showy lavender flower spikes that resemble miniature grape hyacinths.

She prefers moist, loamy, sandy or clay soil making her relatively adaptable to a variety of environments. Gardeners appreciate her tolerance of salt as well as her moderate growth rate.

Of course the real reason people adore her is that she performs beautifully in container plantings, rock gardens, woodland gardens, seashore plantings, borders, massing, as a specimen, or groundcover. A large bed filled with Densiflora appears natural and unpretentious while using her as a border gives a well-planned, manicured appearance.

Interesting Facts
Densiflora is native to China and Japan.

Gardener Tips
If you live in a seaside location, you'll be thrilled with the sunny combination of Coronation Gold Yarrow and this hardy liriope. The gold blossoms and feathery sage foliage of the yarrow will sway and swerve in the sea breeze while the amethyst blooms and emerald blades of the liriope add vivid lower level interest and texture to the garden.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.

Note: the bare roots are single divisions, the 4" bare root clumps have 3-4 divisions.
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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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Best Liriope
04/05/2021 By Betty Clark (TX)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Densiflora' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

Totally astonished! The plants were sooo much
bigger than I was expecting. And in good condition!
My neighbor asked if I would split and order with
him - I won't - I'll get the whole order for myself,
if I ever get the planting prepped. Excellent!!
So far - so good@
06/04/2020 By Kris Alsin (KS)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Densiflora' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Plants came quickly and in great condition. I appreciate all of the planting instructions and tips on the website. Everything was planted within a day and 2 weeks later are still surviving. Now let's hope I can keep them alive!
Pleased with order
04/18/2019 By William Haller jr (AL)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Densiflora' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

Have now ordered 4 or 5 times over several years and have always been pleased with the quality of the plants and the timely shipping of my order.
As Promised
09/22/2015 By Michael Morrison
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Densiflora' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

Ordered 100 liriope plants. Came quickly, all alive and well. Good price. Good service.

Well packed, in excellent condition, looks like all of them will survive.
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:
- 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


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