Genus: Lilyturf

Liriope

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Lilyturf (Liriope)
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Liliaceae
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 characteristics:  Grassy, tufted leaves; dense flower spikes; black berries. L. spicata can be invasive.
Propagation: 

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

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Liriope

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Liriope muscari 'Silver Dragon'
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Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’
Problems: 

Anthracnose, leaf spot, root rot, slugs.