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Liriope muscari: a drought tolerant plant

If you are looking for drought tolerant plant for a shade or sunny position in your garden then Liriope muscari is an good choice.

Drought tolerant liriope muscari
Liriope muscari flower

Liriope muscari, also known as Lily Turf, is a perennial which flowers in mid summer to early autumn. Flowers are usually purple or pink tones with a few rarer white flowering selections. It grows to a height of 25 to 30cm and 40cm wide. Most of the varieties have mid to dark green narrow leaves but there are a few varieties with yellow or white striped variegation.

It is an evergreen plant with reliable leaf colour which makes it a good flowering plants for dry sunny areas. Will grow in semi shade or full sun. Prefers well drained soil from sandy through to medium loamy soils.

Drought tolerant liriope leaves
Liriope muscari leaves

Common varieties are..

Liriope muscari ‘Gold Band” – olive green leaves with yellow edges. Blue/mauve flowers.

Liriope Evergreen Giant – A taller growing variety getting to 20cm tall leaves. Purple flower spike in summer

Liriope muscari Munroes White … a white flowering selection.

Liriope ‘Samantha’ has mauve pink flowers and strappy green leaves

Liriope muscari Silver Ribbon has attractive dark green strap-like leaves which have cream coloured edges. Mid summer has spikes of purple lilac flowers.

So for low maintenance drought tolerant plants Liriope muscari is worth looking at. Here is a list of our current availability