Lily Grass 'Ingwersen' - PlantLiriope muscari 'Ingwersen'
Liriope (Monkey Grass) is a lovely plant for a shady spot!
An evergreen plant with small flowers that look like little blue grapes. This charming Anthericum has leaves that resemble grass. The plant does not enjoy full sun, is very winter hardy, and thrives in pots and shaded gardens. The plant grows in tussocks that get larger every year.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWe recommend planting Liriope (L muscari), as soon as possible after delivery, in a flower pot or patio container. Choose a pot with holes in the base, to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom of the pot with potsherds or a layer of gravel. Put fresh potting compost in the pot and place the Liriope root ball at the right depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly. Water generously immediately after planting and place the pot in a spot in partial shade or full shade, or you can plant Liriope in the garden. Prepare a spacious hole, loosen the soil well and add some compost. Put the root ball at the right depth in the hole, the upper roots should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting.
Liriope (L muscari) in the gardenThe wintergreen Liriope (L muscari) is an ideal garden plant. Wonderful in a flower pot and also as a slow spreading ground cover plant in the garden. The grassy leaves remain all year long. Thanks to the striking yellow edges it is also very decorative in the springtime. Looks marvellous between spring flowering bulbous plants such as tulips. The small purple flowers surround the upright flower stem and appear in late summer. Lilyturf is an excellent plant to combine with other summer flowers such as cyclamen, common plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides), autumn anemones and ornamental grasses.
Show moreWater your Liriope (L muscari) regularly. Although drought tolerant, the root ball should not be allowed to dry out. For an extra rich flowering we recommend you regularly add plant food to the irrigation water. Place lilyturf preferably in a sheltered position. Protect the leaves from severe frost with a small layer of fallen leaves or horticultural fleece. In the spring the withered leaves should be completely cut back, take care not to cut into new growth.
Show moreLiriope (L muscari) is a striking newcomer in our collection. Its small purple flowers are gathered around the small upright stems, the wintergreen foliage resembles small clumps of grass. The second name ‘Muscari’ refers to the resemblance with the common grape-hyacinth (Muscari), the small flower racemes do indeed resemble this bulbous plant. Liriope muscari is related to the lily of the valley family and commonly known as ‘Lilyturf’. An excellent choice for a shady corner in the garden.
- Extra information
Latin name Liriope muscari 'Ingwersen' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Purple Light preference partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period July - September Growing height 25 - 35 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm