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Liriope platyphyllus (Lily Turf)

Liriope platyphyllus (Lily Turf)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Violet Flowers (Autumn), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Liriope platyphyllus - Cultivation Notes

Avoid planting this spreading clump former on heavy clay or wet soils as Liriope prefers a well drained dry soil in sheltered spot in full sun or part shade. Plant tightly in clumps nearer the front of border. Divide clumps in autumn or spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Liriope platyphyllus:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Liriope platyphyllus

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Liriope platyphyllus:

  • Late flowering herbaceous plant for autumn interest
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Common Missspellings: Lyriope, Lieriope, Lireope, Liriop, Leriope

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