All Liriope (Lily Turf, Monkey Grass)

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
With lovely and graceful fountains of slim-speared foliage, Liriopes are the perfect living border, creating stately outlines for formal gardens. In southern gardens, when other plants wilt, they thrive.

Liriope is perfect for banks, beds and at the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow - an almost indestructible plant for stubborn areas. Outstanding for erosion control, Liriope gracefully fills those spots where nothing else will grow and will choke out most weeds. Tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and even moist areas as well as resistant to deer and willing to thrive in hot, southern gardens, you will love this perennial's hardy personality.

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. Our selection includes variations in color, size and growth habits ensuring the perfect fit for your garden. (You can click on each individual plant to read their specific descriptions.)

  • Liriope muscari (except for 'Big Blue') stays in clump form
  • Liriope spicata (Creeping Lily Turf) creeps (will spread)

  • See also:
  • Acorus gramineus (Sweet Flag)
  • Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass)

  • ASA: loriope, leriope, lariope, lirope, lithrope, mascari

    See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
    Product
    Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $46.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($1.87 per plant)
    Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
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    Liriope spicata {25 Bare Root plants}
    $46.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($1.87 per plant)
    Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {50 Bare Root plants}
    $53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
    Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
    In stock.
    Liriope spicata {50 Bare Root plants}
    $53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
    Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
    In stock.
    Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $64.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.57 per plant)
    Regal emerald blades of evergreen foliage arch gracefully with amethyst flower spikes. Elegant specimen for border/edge plantings. 12-15" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'Christmas Tree' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $69.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.77 per plant)
    (Monroe's #2) Famous for unusually lovely, large lavender flower spikes in the shape of a Christmas tree, this lush evergreen groundcover performs well in partial or full shade. 12-15" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'Samantha' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $69.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.77 per plant)
    Scads of cotton candy-pink flower spikes in late spring-early summer with a dense carpet of robust foliage great for suppressing weeds. Vigorous, happy in sun and shade. 12-15" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'Densiflora' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $74.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.97 per plant)
    Lush, clumping coverage of deep emerald leaf blades with a showy lavender flower spike like miniature grape hyacinths. Easy to grow, tolerates drought and some salt. 18-22" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'John Burch' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $74.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.97 per plant)
    A cascade of arching, lush green variegated foliage edged in gold. Lavender blossoms resemble grape-hyacinths add color and interest. 12-15" tall.
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    Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' {25 Bare Root plants}
    $74.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.97 per plant)
    (Monroe's #1) Dense, clusters of rare and splendid pearlesque blooms form on flower spikes followed by ebony berries amidst wide blades of deep emerald foliage. 12-16" tall.
    In stock.