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Creeping Lilyturf - Liriope spicata
One of the easiest of all plants to grow, Liriope spicata is a moderate to fast growing grass-like perennial plant that features spikes of beautiful lavender flowers that rise above the rich green foliage in summer to early fall. While some Liriope have a clumping habit, creeping Liriope spreads by underground rhizomes, which fills in more quickly. More details below.

Creeping Lilyturf - Liriope spicata

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Creeping Liriope
Liriope spicata

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

One of the easiest of all plants to grow, Liriope spicata is a moderate to fast growing grass-like perennial plant that features spikes of beautiful lavender flowers that rise above the rich green foliage in summer to early fall. While some Liriope have a clumping habit, creeping Liriope spreads by underground rhizomes, which fills in more quickly. But make sure to give it some room to grow. It thrives in sun or shade. Excellent under large shade trees and to fill contained areas in the landscape. The butterflies and hummingbirds will love the flowers!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Creeping Liriope is a fast spreading groundcover that grows 10-12 inches tall and spreads 2 feet or more when not contained. It is ideal for use as a groundcover in sunny or shady landscape borders or home foundation plantings. A great selection for use under large trees, where not many other plants will grow. A perfect soil cover and underplanting in container gardens that adds a grassy texture.

Spacing:  12-18" for use as a groundcover





Cultural Preferences

Creeping Liriope is exceptionally easy to grow...an, in fact, is hard to kill! It adapts to most soil types and thrives in full sun to full shade. That said, in the Deep South its foliage stays darker green with some shade or filtered sun during the afternoon. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. As with many other plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. 




Helpful Articles 

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





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-11  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Perennial
Height at Maturity:  12"
Width at Maturity:  18"+
Spacing:  12-18" for use as a groundcover
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Clumping, Grassy
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Lavender, small, densely packed on upright spikes 
Flowering Period:  Summer
Flower Type:  Single, small flowers densely packed on upright spikes
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No 
Berries:  Yes
Berry Color:  Black
Sun Needs:  Full Sun, Shade, Morning Sun w/Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun or Dappled Shade
Water Needs:  Average to Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy (amended), Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-Drained Moist or Well Drained Dry
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.0 
Maintenance / Care:  Low 
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Dry Soil, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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