Don't have a green thumb? Do you need a plant that is super easy to care for, forgives you if you forget it, yet still looks graceful and beautiful and makes you look like a pro? Spicata Liriope (Liriope spicata) is the plant for you!
This lovely plant grows in gentle grass-like clumps that happily fill in bare and hard to plant areas. The leaves are strappy and a beautiful deep green. In the summer, tall spikes of purple flowers crown the tufts and attract bees and butterflies, animating your garden. Butterflies and bees will be grateful for these blossoms!
Liriope are incredibly tolerant and adaptable perennial plants. Growing only 12-15 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide, these slowly creep and spread to fill areas in sun or part shade throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.
These are classic edger plants, providing a soft border to your perennial beds. Use them in masses as a grand groundcover under big trees or lined up in rows to guide your way along a pathway. Put them around your rose beds. Edge your driveway or anchor your mailbox with a ring of grassy, easy-care perennial plants. Plant them where they will hide the feet of straggly shrubs as facer plants.
We suggest letting them spill out of your favorite containers on either side of your entryway to make an unforgettable first impression, even if you occasionally forget it's there. Planting in a container also means you can move it where ever you need a little perennial pick me up. Or plant a few in or around the back patio when entertaining guests as an accent. Their tolerance of moist sites makes Liriope ideal Rain Garden plants!
Plant in about any kind of well-drained soil, in either sun or shade, rich soil or poor. Liriope Spicata will happily make your garden look great with very little work from you! Prune or clean mounds in early spring before new growth emerges.
Easy care and perfect for beginner gardeners, the Liriope Spicata is a carefree perennial with graceful grassy foliage and purple blooms! Don't wait, order yours today from Nature Hills Nursery!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Liriope spicata|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|