Variegated Liriope

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The Variegated Liriope plant (Liriope muscari 'Variegata') is by far one of the most popular liriope. It is also known as Liriope variegated lily-turf, so is, as its name implies, a variegated border grass! The grassy foliage is edged with creamy yellow to light up your garden.

Also known as Lilyturf, these forms purple-blue blooms, similar to Grape Hyacinths, that appear on top the tidy plants in late summer or early fall. Pollinators adore these longer lasting blooms! The flowers are followed by very dark purple, almost black, berries.

These smaller dwarf plants can remain evergreen in warmer climates. Tuck into container gardens and use in small spaces for space-saving color and fringe. Cottage and pollinator gardens in the shade get a lovely finishing touch.

Planting and Application:

Variegated Liriope works extremely well as a border plant, especially along sidewalks and pathways. Their graceful grassy appearance adds softness and elegance along edges and eases the transition from lawn to garden beds. This Variegated Liriope is excellent for edging and ground covers; when planting, space 12-15" apart. The bright variegated leaves make a super living mulch and plant that highlights partially shaded beds and brings a sense of light into darker plantings.

Use in containers and around water features for graceful elegance! Liriope is one of the best choices for a care-free attractive erosion control in soggy soil. Try a few at the end of the gutters, fringing your patio, encircling a mailbox or flag pole, or in your Rain Garden!

  • Variegated Green & Yellow Striped Leaves
  • Purple-Blue Blooms
  • Dark Purple Near Black Berries
  • Evergreen In Warm Climates
  • Excellent Variegated Groundcover & Wet/Moist Soil Perennial

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lilyturf thrives in USDA growing zones 6-10 in full sun and partial shade. You can even plant these in full shade, especially in drier conditions and the hotter of its favored growing zone range. The only thing a gardener has to do with this wonderful plant is cut back old foliage in the spring!

  • Full Sun, Part Shade & Full Shade
  • Loves Moderate to High Moisture
  • Prune Old Foliage in Spring
  • Drought Tolerant & Low Maintenance
  • Rabbit & Deer Resistant

Add softness and elegance to your garden edges, beds and borders with the bright Variegated Liriope today! Order your own fantastic garden accents and upgrades today from!

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

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Variegated Liriope Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Variegated Yellow & Green
Foliage Variegated Yellow & Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes