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Monkey Grass

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Thick clumps of grass-like foliage that is heat and sun tolerant. Purple flower spikes emerge early summer and turn into blackish berries.

Extremely popular in the southern U.S. as groundcover plants, these are now becoming known elsewhere, and valued for their versatility. Plants form a low clump of grass-like foliage, bearing spikes of tiny lily flowers in summer. This selection has dark-green leaves and deep-blue flower spikes. Evergreen. If plants look shabby in spring, trim the leaf tips with sharp scissors, or just mow back hard. Easily divided in spring. Where hardy, this is an excellent choice for edging, in rock gardens, or in mixed containers. Very tolerant of summer heat and humidity.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer to fall

Mature Height:

8-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

6-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Start at 48-55° to promote new root growth. Keep evenly moist but never overly wet. Once plants are actively growing move to 60° to finish, then fertilizer can be applied according to directions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.