If what you are after is a tall, grassy,
and berries, Big Blue is the Liriope for you.
Slender, high blades of mid-green foliage bow gracefully at maturity revealing heavenly
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
Big Blue will reward your efforts handsomely if you give him
in loose, light soil that is fertile and well drained, though he will also grow from
Requiring virtually no care, this is a classic, iron-tough perennial for difficult sites including
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.
Big Blue offers a satisfying, swaying edging that seems to bow as you pass by.
Things to Note
If planting in
be sure to
check with your local extension
to confirm winter hardiness in your area.
plants are shipped de-potted and with most of the soil shaken off.
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.
Big Blue is a
and does not stay in
form like other varieties of
It does not spread as quickly as varieties of
but it does send out
Plan accordingly when choosing a planting location.
If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form,
about bare root plants
so you know what to expect.