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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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05/07/2014 Mine has done splendidly and keeps increasing/ getting thicker to keep the bank covered and neat looking. The dogs sit on it leaving no harm to the plants. I compost once a year if necessary, esp. in any bare spots, and cut away old growth in... Read full review >
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05/05/2014 By Stephen Hare
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {2 1/2 in. Pots, min 54}

05/05/2014 I was a little skeptical ordering plants online. However, all 54 plants were received in excellent shape and in a timely manner. Accordingly, I have ordered another 54 plants.
05/02/2014 By Julia Flukinger
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

05/02/2014 These look great. Filling in a part-sun courtyard at an apartment building. I have used this plant in other areas; it is attractive, very hardy and un-fussy about conditions, and fairly fast spreading. Don't plant it next to your lawn as it... Read full review >
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Plants arrived in great condition
04/23/2014 By Susanne Waltermeyer
Product reviewed: Creeping Lily Turf {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

04/23/2014 The plants looked great when they arrived and there were a generous 50+ plants in the package. They were easy to separate. I planted within 48 hours of receiving the package and they have greened up and look to be doing well. I am looking forward... 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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Liriope spicata
(AKA Creeping Liriope, Lilyturf, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee spi-CAH-ta
Product: 365

50 - 249: $1.37 each250 - 999: $1.07 each
1000 - 2499: $1.02 each2500 - 4999: $1.00 each
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20000+: $0.86 each
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