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Scientific Name: Liriope muscari
Pronunciation: lih-RYE-uh-pee mus-KAIR-ee
Common Name: big blue lilyturf, monkey grass
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Evergreen perennial tufted, thick; leaves basal, linear, dark green (25-45 cm); flowers are bright violet.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
big blue lilyturf, monkey grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Six tepals

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fleshy monocot roots, Tuberous roots

Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Slugs or snails, ( Rabbit resistant )
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