Variegated Liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’)

Variegated Liriope

The Variegated Liriope plant (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’) is by far one of the most popular liriope. It is also known as Liriope variegated lily-turf, so is, as its name implies, a variegated border grass! The grassy foliage is edged with creamy yellow to light up your garden.

Also known as Lilyturf, these forms purple-blue blooms, similar to Grape Hyacinths, that appear on top the tidy plants in late summer or early fall. Pollinators adore these longer lasting blooms! The flowers are followed by very dark purple, almost black, berries.

These smaller dwarf plants can remain evergreen in warmer climates. Tuck into container gardens and use in small spaces for space-saving color and fringe. Cottage and pollinator gardens in the shade get a lovely finishing touch.

Planting and Application:

Variegated Liriope works extremely well as a border plant, especially along sidewalks and pathways. Their graceful grassy appearance adds softness and elegance along edges and eases the transition from lawn to garden beds. This Variegated Liriope is excellent for edging and ground covers; when planting, space 12-15″ apart. The bright variegated leaves make a super living mulch and plant that highlights partially shaded beds and brings a sense of light into darker plantings.

Use in containers and around water features for graceful elegance! Liriope is one of the best choices for a care-free attractive erosion control in soggy soil. Try a few at the end of the gutters, fringing your patio, encircling a mailbox or flag pole, or in your Rain Garden!

  • Variegated Green & Yellow Striped Leaves
  • Purple-Blue Blooms
  • Dark Purple Near Black Berries
  • Evergreen In Warm Climates
  • Excellent Variegated Groundcover & Wet/Moist Soil Perennial

Tips for Care:

Lilyturf thrives in USDA growing zones 6-10 in full sun and partial shade. You can even plant these in full shade, especially in drier conditions and the hotter of its favored growing zone range. The only thing a gardener has to do with this wonderful plant is cut back old foliage in the spring!

  • Full Sun, Part Shade & Full Shade
  • Loves Moderate to High Moisture
  • Prune Old Foliage in Spring
  • Drought Tolerant & Low Maintenance
  • Rabbit & Deer Resistant

Add softness and elegance to your garden edges, beds and borders with the bright Variegated Liriope today!

Variegated Liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’) Details

Common name Variegated Liriope
Botanical name Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 6-10
Growth rate Slow
Height 1 - 4 ft.
Width 1 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium to High
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Lavender
Leaf color Variegated Yellow & Green