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Grass - Big Blue Liriope / Size 2
Big Blue Liriope Grass

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Product Code: LIRBLU2

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' - Also known as Big Blue Lily Turfgrass

Overall Description

Big Blue Liriope is an improved version of an old traditional favorite. The standard Muscari ( Green Liriope ) has been used in staggering numbers over the past several decades, due to its excellent hardiness, thick coverage, and extremely wide variety of landscape applications. Big Blue Liriope has all those same great characteristics.....but with a few interesting "twists", or improvements.

Foliage ( blade ) color is an even deeper green, with just a hint of blue to it if fed properly. Foliage is extremely dense when mature, and forms a nice, tight evergreen grasslike clump. Throughout the summer months, Big Blue will put forth a display of numerous blue/purple colored flower spikes, each one followed by a generous collection of bluish / black colored berries in the fall season. Nice thick blades form a mounded clump.

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!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 1 - 2 feet ( flower spikes go up to about 24" or so on mature clumps )

--Mature Width : 1 - 2 feet

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 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 dark green color. Will display just a hint of blue color to the blades if fed properly, and sun exposure is right.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Berries - lavender colored flower spikes are followed by round, pea sized "berries" that are extremely dark purple to black in color. These "berries" will oftentimes remain on mature clumps for several weeks or more.

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious problems to mention - good resistance to crown rot.

--Recommended Spacing :
18" apart for most applications such as mass plantings, groundcover, erosion control. Widen spacing to at least 2 ft apart if you want distinction between individual clumps.

--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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