Liriope Big Blue
Sophisticated Big Blue Liriope Groundcover
- Great in Containers
- Grows in Tough Locations
- Summer Flowers
- Fall "No Mess" Berries
- Evergreen Foliage for Winter Interest
- Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Don't you just love the look of this evergreen perennial groundcover plant? Big Blue Liriope (Liriope muscari 'Big Blue') is a tough little edging plant. It features beautiful blue flower spikes from midsummer until fall.
Big Blue is the tremendously improved version of the forever popular Liriope muscari. The arching, strappy, grass like foliage has made this a "go to" fill plant for a lush, easy care accent in just about any planting situation.
The richly colored dark green foliage has a broader blade on the Big Blue variety. The flower spikes are larger, and darker lavender. These flowers transition into "no-mess" black berries abundantly set above the foliage for additional decorative appeal in a fall display.
Make an impact in your landscape with this knock-out perennial. No matter what conditions you throw at it, it looks effortlessly elegant and performs beautifully. Order enough to complete your project today.
How to Use Big Blue Liriope in the Landscape
Use this plant right along the edge of your path or planter bed. You'll love the graceful way they clearly define your garden design. Use them, too, in transition areas, such as side yard gardens. They'll provide an easy flow from one area of your landscape to another.
These plants can also be mass planted to create a no traffic lawn substitute. Plant them 12 inches apart from the center of one plant to the center of the next.
They naturalize quickly and are very low maintenance once established. The Big Blue variety works hard for erosion control when used as a ground cover on slopes. This is a much safer way to manage a slope than mowing. And what a bold visual statement!
Big Blue is easily grown in containers or patio planter as an easy care "Filler" plant. Simply add a few near the edge of the container, surrounding taller flowers or "Thriller" plants. You'll get a lush look without much effort.
The erect spreading Liriope also contrasts beautifully with more manicured shrubs like Boxwood. The long, slender leaves pop against fine-textured Azaleas or hold their own with larger leaved Hosta. No matter where you use it, Big Blue will really brighten up a dull location in your landscape. It blooms reliably all through the fall, when other perennials have given up for the season.
The Big Blue Liriope is a tough little plant, terrific when used as a groundcover or for use in difficult areas where a reliable splash of color and fill is desired.
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Liriope Big Blue is the perfect lawn substitute for any low traffic area. They tolerate a lot of heat and humidity and even drought once they're established.
These pretty plants are adaptive to just about any soil and environmental condition, even dry shade. They naturally become more drought tolerant in dense shade, where little else will grow. Use this as a perfect plant under tall trees.
They'll also perform beautifully in full sun in well drained soils. They prefer rich soil, but do tolerate a wide range of soil types. This variety of blue lily turf is mostly disease free, pest free and deer and rabbit resistant.
This tough, clump forming plant even stands up to the pressure of most inner-city and even commercial conditions. If you wish, you can clip (or mow) the foliage down in the late fall or early spring to encourage a fresh look in the spring.
Why plant a common groundcover when you can have a Big Blue Liriope in your yard? With evergreen foliage, lovely purple flowers resembling grape hyacinths throughout the growing season... and even berries for winter interest, Big Blue Liriope is a winner that just gets better year after year!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Moisture||Low to Moderate|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Sun|