Creeping Lily Turf {2 1/2 in. Pots, min 54}

Liriope spicata (AKA Creeping Liriope, Lilyturf, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee spi-CAH-ta
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If you need something with grassy-green foliage and a late season bloom, you will love Liriope spicata with its narrow (1/4 inch wide) slender leaves that reach up to 18 inches in height.

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 spicata (Creeping Lily Turf):
Liriope spicata offers late summer cloudy lavender to cottony white flower spikes that rise out of feathery foliage on 10 inch shoots. In late fall, these flowers often give way to blackish berries.

In southern zones, you’ll find Liriope spicata remains an evergreen tuft and is virtually indestructible in stubborn areas like the base of trees where roots otherwise impede growth. On slopes and banks, she is stellar at erosion control, and forming a mat that gracefully chokes out most weeds, filling any empty spots in a garden with her beauty.

If you need a quick-growing perennial, you will love that she spreads moderately to very fast by underground rhizomes, its foliage resembles very vigorous turf grass, hence the common name. While not ideal for borders plantings, many gardeners choose it as a low-maintenance turf substitute for low foot traffic areas because unlike most groundcovers where leaf litter can get entangled, spicata's fallen leaves can easily be raked free from its linear foliage.

The hardiness of this plant is really the show-stopper here. It puts up with drought, poor soil, heat, humidity, slopes and moist areas; it performs best in moist, fertile soils. Additionally, spicata is moderately tolerant of salt and deer tend to avoid it, making it perfect for people with pests.

Gardeners love to use Liriope spicata along streams, ponds, and boulders or in rock gardens, along paths, and under shallow-rooted trees where she promises to thrive.

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.

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Bought these twice ...
07/31/2022 By Bruce Beal (IL)
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

... and will likely buy more soon. This is the best, easiest, and most cost effective way to landscape a moderately large of more yard area. Plants come nicely packaged, easy to plant, all or nearly all survived and are flourishing.

This is the first time I’ve ordered from Classy Groundcovers. Although I’ve had to place 3 orders (yes, I should’ve used their calculator & ordered 1/2 of the recommended quantity), each shipment has been hot inside the box upon arrival (it’s July... Read full review >
SO FAR SO GOOD
06/01/2022 By Julie Day (PA)
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

I never purchased plants on-line before, so, to be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect. I decided to go for it and ordered 50 bare roots.

First off, I was impressed that I could order and then choose my ship date. That is definitely a helpful tool. And... Read full review >

A+ shipping, plants, and their growth.
Liriope spicata
10/08/2021 By Griffith (NC)
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

It has been one year since I planted 100 of the 3 1/2" pots of Loly Turf and they are very healthy and vigorous. They have tripled in size and are spreading.
I did prepare the planting bed very well and watered them for first month or so. Very pleased.
10/08/2021... Read full review >
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FREE SHIPPING - Classy Groundcovers offers free shipping, and your plants never spend more than three days in transit.

Precise delivery - another benefit from shopping with us is that you know how many days delivery will take and can control exactly when your order will be shipped.

Shipping information that applies to all plants:
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Care
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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