Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {2 1/2 in. Pots, min 54}

Liriope muscari 'Ingwersen' (AKA Liriope muscari 'Classic Blue', Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee
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Do you remember the rock candy that was sold at fairs on long lollipop sticks? Ingwersen, with her lilac-purple flower spikes looks just like those tasty treats making her a feast for the eyes when in bloom.

Her clumping, arching emerald foliage offers a hardy evergreen 1/2 inch wide blade that seems to bow in the breeze. She blooms profusely in mid-late summer and then yields bright purple berries (a treat for the birds) in autumn.

Willing to tolerate full sun and drought, her ideal scenario is part shade to full shade in well-drained soil. Of all the Liriopes, if what you are after is a show-stopper, this is the one to choose. With her low-maintenance disposition, rich green color and scads of flowers and berries, she is a stunning floral display whether used in mass plantings or simply as a border.

Interesting Facts
This variety is one of the most popular Liriopes in Europe, yet is virtually unknown in the US.

Gardener Tips
Experimenting with Ingwersen can be a great deal of fun as she looks good in so many applications. We're particular fond of pairing her with a Stonecrop like 'Weihenstephaner Gold Stonecrop' and the elegant Kwanso Daylily because their rust and pumpkin shades seem to offset Ingwersen in a magical way.
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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 plants
12/06/2021 By Keith Pernie (NC)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {2 1/2 in. Pots min 54}

Well rooted plants, easy to remove from trays, would definitely buy again.
Two Orders
03/26/2021 By Charles Adams 2 (DE)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

In my first order of 60 Ingversen liropes every plant was perfect as all the leaves were upright and blemish free. With my second order that was not the case. Most of the plants had some yellow-brown leaf ends and the leaves "sagged" instead of standing upright... Read full review >
Wonderful Liriope!
06/17/2020 By Ellen Kellich (NJ)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

The Liriope arrived promptly with good updates for shipping, the plants were well packaged and moist upon arrival.
04/08/2020 By Stephen Graham (MA)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Plants received were in excellent condition with heavy
root system. I am confident they will do well.
lush, healthy plants-
09/18/2019 By Renee Stanley (NY)
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Ingwersen' {2 1/2 in. Pots min 54}

The liriope arrived in perfect shape; well-packed so there was no shifting around or transit damage, and the plants themselves are very healthy and full. I haven't planted them yet, but I anticipate that with such a good beginning, they will do extremely well... 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
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- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away

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