Lily Turf 'Gold Band' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

An impressive, arching Liriope with olive foliage trimmed in lemony gold, Liriope m. Gold Band is one of the most vivid and distinctive variegated Border Grasses. The 3/4 inch wide foliage is a perfect citrus backdrop for lilac-lavender flower spikes that emerge in late summer through autumn.

Also popular for its eggplant berries that follow the flowers, (a trait the birds love), Gold Band is one of our most highly sought after perennials because it offers constant color and texture all season. While most Liriope are used in mass or as edging, Gold Band also makes an excellent specimen plant.

Gold Band loves full to partial shade in southern zones and does needs some sun for best flowering. Gold Band grows well in any adequately drained soil; its preference is humus-rich soil that has been properly amended.

With its incredible punch of variegated color and lovely grape-hyacinth like flowers, followed by deep purple berries, no matter how you choose to use this Liriope, you will not be disappointed.

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

As we have limited availability, we cannot guarantee large orders will be filled. Inquire about availability if you need more than 10 flats.

Gardener Tips
As an accent piece in a rock garden, consider pairing Gold Band with Lemon Ball Stonecrop for a perfect pairing of colors. The bright golden color of Lemon Ball plays beautifully off the citrusy yellow border of Gold Band.

If you live in Zones 9-11, you'll want to keep Gold Band in partial to full shade for best results. In all other zones, growing this plant in heavy shade is possible, but its flower stems will be more elongated and it'll take longer to spread.
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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Stunning Plant
09/16/2018 By Vanessa Rinkel 2
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Gold Band' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
This liriope is stunning!
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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.
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Liriope muscari 'Gold Band'
(AKA 'Gold Banded', Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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