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Big Blue Liriope
Big Blue forms neat clumps of grassy foliage that gradually increase in size over time, making it a perfect choice for use as a border. More details below!

Big Blue Liriope

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Big Blue Liriope
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-11  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5b, where this Liriope is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring. 

Special Attributes

This evergreen perennial of the lily family is one of the most widely used evergreen groundcover plants in existence - and for very good reason. Unlike other Liriope varieties that spread wildly, 'Big Blue' forms neat clumps of grassy foliage that gradually increase in size over time, making it a perfect choice for use as a border. Lavender-violet flower spikes rise above the very dark-green grassy clumps during summer, which are followed by attractive black berries. Unlike its variegated cousin, Liriope muscari 'Variegata', Big Blue likes some afternoon shade. Direct afternoon sun can and often will scorch or turn the leaves a lighter shade of green. If you are looking for toughness and good looks in a groundcover, Big Blue Liriope is hard to beat! 

Landscape & Garden Uses

Its clumping rather than spreading growth habit make Big Blue Liriope the perfect choice for a border or mass plantings. We've used it all over our gardens in mass plantings under trees and in other shady areas. This is a groundcover plant highly suitable for home foundation plantings. It can also be used as a solo or in combination with other plants in container gardens where it adds a very nice vertical accent and grassy texture.

Cultural Preferences

Big Blue Liriope is exceptionally easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. Tolerates dry soil conditions when established. It will tolerate full sun, however we think it looks and performs better given some shade during the afternoon. If you're looking for a Liriope that will tolerate full sun check out Variegated Liriope or Emerald Goddess Liriope. 

Helpful Articles 

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Liriope plants.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Semi-Evergreen Groundcover
Height or Length at Maturity:  12-15"
Width at Maturity:  15"+
Spacing:  10-15" apart for groundcover or solid border edging
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Clumping, Dense, Upright
Growth Rate:  Slow to Moderate
Flower Color:  Violet
Flower Type:  Single flowers clustered on upright spikes
Flower Size:  Small
Flowering Period:  Summer
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Deep Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  Yes, Black
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun or Shade is best. Will tolerate Full Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.0
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Humidity, Shade, Insect

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