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Grass - Emerald Goddess Liriope / Size 2
Emerald Goddess Liriope Grass


 
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*Average Plant Shipping Size : 12" - 16" tall / Gallon sized rootball

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Our Price : $6.50

Product Code: LIRGOD2

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Liriope muscari 'Emerald Goddess' - Plant Patent #15471


Overall Description



Emerald Goddess has been specifically developed to be a fast, vigorous grower........and have superior cold hardiness with good green color year round throughout all recommended hardiness zones. Also is resistant to crown rot, which can sometimes cause problems with Liriope ( Lily Turf Grass ) if kept too moist. If you're looking for a nearly "bulletproof" grass variety, then you have found a winner with Emerald Goddess.

Foliage ( blade ) color is an good deep green, and maintains good green color through winter. Foliage is extremely dense when mature, and forms a thick evergreen grasslike clump. Throughout the summer months, Emerald Goddess will put forth a display of numerous lavender / blue colored flower spikes, each one followed by a generous collection of bluish / black colored berries in the fall season. Flower spikes are more numerous, and remain for a longer period of time when compared to most all other Liriope varieties.

Uses for this variety are almost endless - but among the most common are: planted on slopes for groundcover / erosion control, around the base of larger trees & shrubs as groundcover, edging along landscape beds, along walkways, and I have even seen this grass used as a low growing accent in large container gardens. Even works very well in shady locations - so versatile, it's not even funny!! Sun....shade........doesn't care!!




Plant Facts & Specifications



--Mature Height : 18" - 20" ( flower spikes go up to about 24" or so on mature clumps )

--Mature Width : 12" - 16"

--Growth Rate :
Fast ( 12" - 18" avg per yr ) - can be mowed down in winter, and will reach full size maturity by mid spring

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to full shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained........will adapt to a wide variety of soil compositions.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen / Grasslike - Very thick, wide, heavy blade like foliage with excellent green color.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Berries - lavender colored flower spikes are followed in late summer by pea sized dark purple to black colored berrylike "seeds" which oftentimes will remain for several weeks or more.

--Diseases / Insects :
None to mention with this variety

--Recommended Spacing :
Spacing will depend on the use intended. If a space, or gap, is desired between individual clumps or plants.......then a spacing of approximately 24" apart is recommended. If mass planting. or in situations where a continuous effect is desired, tighten up spacing to 12" - 14" apart.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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