Lily Turf 'Samantha' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Liriope muscari 'Samantha' (AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee
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Samantha is the 'girl next door' of Liriopes with her picture-pretty preen of green foliage and 'sweet-sixteen' pink blossoms that appear in late spring and early summer on an abundance of flower spikes. She's vigorous, content in both sun and shade, and features semi-evergreen (3/8 to 1/2 inch wide) bands of blade-like foliage that seem to wave as you pass by.

This robust foliage forms a dense mat once established and is great for suppressing weeds. Ideal for rock gardens, borders and general landscaping, Samantha tolerates drought and prefers well-drained soil.

When you place Samantha in your garden, you get a moderate growth rate and an earlier blossoming variety of Liriope that offers plump cotton-candy pink blooms making people feel like they've stepped inside a Monet.

Things to Note
Samantha would prefer a bit of shade in southern zones.

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

Gardener Tips
We recommend trying a mixture of Samantha and Monroe White for sequential blossoms. Samantha will arrive first with pleasant pink blossoms followed by Monroe White's classic, pearly white blooms. Monroe White will then offer berries giving this space color all season long.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.
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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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Excellent product
09/01/2020 By Theresa Quinn (MD)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Samantha' {Bare Root Plants, min 50}

The plants arrived in good condition, on time and very healthy. I was very pleased to pop these plants into the ground. In fact, once I saw how good they were, I ordered 200 more.
Very pleased
05/05/2020 By Judith Barrett (FL)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Samantha' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Arrived on time and in great condition. Bare root plants were exactly as described. We will use Classy Groundcovers again.

So far so good
04/07/2020 By Tyler Beam (NC)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Samantha' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

I had ordered 2 varieties and of the 2 these bare roots look nice and seem to be doing okay after being planted for 2 weeks. I would have given 5 stars if so many of them had not have been just shoots with no roots. It was too difficult to count to see if... Read full review >

The plants arrived in excellent condition and the day before the ridiculous freezing snow storm. The box is in a cool room in my house and I’m keeping them lightly moist. Hopefully they will hold on until I can get them in the ground. I ordered a lot of... 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:
- 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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