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Grass & Grass-like
(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Acorus gramineus
Agapanthus africanus
Agapanthus africanus
Armeria meritima
Carex comans
Carex testacea
Dietes bicolor
Dietes iridoides
Equisetum hyemale
Festuca glauca
Hakonechloa macra 'A'
Hemerocallis hybrids
Iris (bearded)
Iris xiphium
Juncas patens
Kniphofia uvaria
Liriope muscari 'SS'
Liriope muscari
Melinus nerviglumis
Miscanthus sinensis
Muhlenbergia capillaris
Muhlenbergia rigens
Nasella tenuissima
Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon japonicus
Pennisetum setaceum
Phormium hybrids
Phormium tenax 'V'
Rhynchelytrum nerviglume
Stipa species
Tulbaghia violaecae

Grass & Grass-like
(Common Names)

Blue Fescue
Butterfly Iris
Deer Grass
Flax, Variegated
Fortnight Lily
Grass, Feather
Grass, F. Mexican
Grass, Fountain
Grass, Silver
Gray Rush
Hair Sedge
Iris, Bearded
Iris, Dutch
Japanese Forest Grass
Lily-o-t-N, Peter Pan
Lily Turf, Big Blue
Lily Turf, Giant
Lily Turf, Silvery Sunproof
Mondo Grass
Pink Muhly
Red Hot Poker
Ruby Grass
Sea Pink
Sedge, Orange
Society Garlic
Sweet Flag

Genus: Liriope Specific Epithet: muscari Variety: --
Phonetic: lee-ree-o-pay mus-kah-ree Family: Liliaceae
Root Meanings: Fountain nymph/Grape hyacinth Origin: Japan, China CA
Native: No
Common Name(s) : Big Blue Lily Turf
Zones: 2b-10, 14-24, H1, H2 Exposure: Part shade

Water: Regular

Type: Perennial Persistence: Evergreen
Height: 1.5 ft Spread: Wider than ht Growth Rate: --
Blooms: Summer Flowers: White, purple, lavender Seasonal: --


  • Don't need heavy feeding
  • Compete well with roots of other plants
  • Good cut flower
  • Attractive foliage includes yellow and white margins
  • Attractive flowers
  • Attractive Fruit


  • Need well-drained soil

Popular Varieties/Cultivars:

  • 'Big Blue'
  • 'Gold Band'
  • 'John Burch'
  • 'Lilac Beauty'
  • 'Majestic'
  • 'Monroe's White'
  • 'Pee Dee Ingot'
  • 'Royal Purple'
  • 'Variegata'

Landscape Use:

  • Border
  • Massing/groundcover
  • Naturalizing
  • Rock Gardens
  • Shade Gardens
  • Woodland Garden
  • Accent
  • Tropical Gardens
  • Containers
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