The attractive stripy evergreen leaves of this delightful Lily Turf spread to give good ground cover in shady areas.
Small spikes of soft mauve flowers in autumn are a lovely contrast to green and white evergreen leaves that will add a new colour dimension to a shaded spot. Liriope 'Variegata' is a quiet plant that will work hard in your garden and always looks good. The leaves spread slowly through the ground each year, popping up through other plants, complimenting ferns, hostas and other large leaved, shade loving plants. The flowers are a welcome addition to the garden when there can be little else to look at. This lovely variety of Lily Turf is also happy in a big pot as long as it is sited away from hot summer sun and will brighten a dull spot on your patio throughout the year.
A low maintenance plant that's ideal for small spaces and busy gardeners.
Plant Type: Herbaceous
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -20 to -15.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 30cm x W 60cm (Mature age: 3 Years)
Foliage Colour: White, Cream, Green
Flower Colour: Mauve
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Containers, Urban Garden, Courtyard Garden, Low Maintenance Garden, Dry Shade, Woodland Garden, Formal Garden, Oriental Garden
Season of Interest: Autumn
Flowering (from - to): September - October
Liriope variegata is best grown in part or full shade and will tolerate dry soil once established although the plants are happy in moist but well drained soil too.
It's also a good plant for a container in a shady spot, away from hot summer sun. Add some general fertiliser to the soil when planting and if planting in a container, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No3.
Water well after planting and occasionally until established. Turf Lilies benefit from a general fertiliser added to the soil each spring and mulch of garden compost or ornamental bark can be added to top up the soil and keep in any moisture.
Remove faded flower spikes and tatty leaves in late spring by cutting them back to the base of the plant.