Lily Turf 'Big Blue' {25 Bare Root plants}

If what you are after is a tall, grassy, evergreen with bloom and berries, Big Blue is the Liriope for you. Slender, high blades of mid-green foliage bow gracefully at maturity revealing heavenly hyacinth-like blooms on spikes from late summer through autumn.

Particularly delightful when in bloom, the tight clusters of lilac buds appear similar to lavender from a distance and are followed by ebony berries which drive birds crazy. Big Blue will reward your efforts handsomely if you give him medium shade in loose, light soil that is fertile and well drained, though he will also grow from full sun to deep shade.

Requiring virtually no care, this is a classic, iron-tough perennial for difficult sites including drought prone locales and deer hot-spots. Able to handle growing in conditions under large trees, Big Blue, when planted in a large circle or square beneath them, creates a simply stunning display.

In smaller quantities as patio accents, Big Blue is delightful in dark iron urns or clay containers. As a border, Big Blue offers a satisfying, swaying edging that seems to bow as you pass by.

Things to Note
If planting in zone 5, be sure to check with your local extension to confirm winter hardiness in your area.

The gallon plants are shipped de-potted and with most of the soil shaken off.

Interesting Facts
Though grass-like in appearance and habit, it is not a grass at all, rather it is a member of the lily family native to Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China.

Gardener Tips
Big Blue is a runner and does not stay in clump form like other varieties of Liriope muscari. It does not spread as quickly as varieties of Liriope spicata, but it does send out rhizomes and slowly spreads that way. Plan accordingly when choosing a planting location.

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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Lilly turf big blue
09/11/2018 By Harold Bratton
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Big Blue' {50 Bare Root plants}
Plants came quick
Very good plants
Would purchase from you again
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08/25/2018 By Eugene Ferrell III
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Big Blue' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The plants I ordered were in excellent condition, and I would recommend them to other customers.
Liriope
07/10/2018 By Keith Mason
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Big Blue' {50 Bare Root plants}
Received and planted the 50 Liriopes. Some were pretty scrawny - hope they survive. Most, however, seemed to be in good condition. A little early for a final review. Let's give them a few weeks.
We received the plants within a few days of placing the order, an important consideration when ordering bare root plants. We did not find any questionable plants in the sizable (250 plants) order. Overall, excellent service.
OUTSTANDING!
06/13/2018 By Tammy McChain
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Big Blue' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
This is my second order in the past month. I ordered 216 of these for borders in some areas of my property. They shipped beautifully and were still moist when I received them. I will definitely order all of my plants from Classy Groundcovers for the great price and quality.
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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 'Big Blue'
(AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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