If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For Love of Lilyturf

Another favorite of mine...Lirope muscari, common name 'lilyturf'. I love it because it's foolproof. It does sun and shade, wet and dry, and always looks good. (Would that I could do the same). It grows in mounds, has beautiful foliage on it's own and gets a pretty purple flower in late summer. These pics are from last year. In the spring, shear back the dead foliage before new growth begins and divide if needed. The only thing to watch out for, is that there are two types of liriope. 'Muscari' is clumping and 'spicata' sends out runners and is invasive. Make sure you "choose wisely". And Susie...I was right, it is pronounced lir-ee-oh-pee (I looked it up). :)

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