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Liriope spicata

The genus Liriope includes a handful of evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials that have tufts of arching, grassy leaves and flower spikes that resemble elongated grape hyacinth blooms. Black berries follow the flowers and can persist for a long time. Lilyturf hails from acidic woodlands in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Japan. Grow in a border or as edging or groundcover.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGrassy, tufted leaves; dense flower spikes; black berries. L. spicata can be invasive.


PropagationIn spring, sow seed in containers outdoors or divide plants.

ProblemsAnthracnose, leaf spot, root rot, slugs.

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