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Liriope “Monkey Grass”


Some of the best ground covers are natives of Asia about thirty (30) varieties of a genus called Liriope. Now there are two types of liriope, one the other Muscari.  These two species have many interchangeable common names lilyturf, monkey grass, variegated lilyturf, and blue lilyturf.  When looking for any of these one must remember the difference between the two, Muscari types are clumping and spicata types are spreading. The majorities in the market are Muscari types, they come in green or variegated with either white or yellow leaves. The flowers can be purple, blue or white. Continue reading