Lily Turf (Liriope Evergreen Giant)
Liriope provides a strong, regular shape and evergreen colour throughout the year. They are an ideal specimen for containers or mass plantings.
Liriope is classified as a clump-forming, ornamental, tuft like grass. It is a perennial and is commonly referred to as Lily Turf. Once planted the clumps gradually spread to a width of 30cm, the various species differ in height according to the variety planted.
Lily Turf tolerates a wide range of light conditions which make them easy garden specimens. They grow in sun, part shade and full shade. They prefer to grow in well drained soil but will adapt to most soil types if need be. They need a medium amount of water.
Liriope are classified as hardy perennials once established due to their tolerance of frost and cold conditions, heat, humidity and drought.
In late summer small but showy flowers in purple shades occur on erect spikes, these form a beautiful contrast against the strappy leaves. The flowers are followed by black berries.
In spring cut back the leaves if the plant looks ‘tired’. Adding mulch and regular water will ensure that a new set of healthy leaves appear soon.
Use Liriope in mass plantings or as an edging to garden beds. They make excellent groundcover specimens under trees in dry shade. On slopes they can be used to help prevent soil erosion and in containers they make dramatic fountains of evergreen colour.
Liriope muscari ‘Evergreen Giant’ has dark green strap-like leaves. It grows to a height of 80cm and has violet-purple flowers. These are great in pots!
Eastern Cape Stockists:
Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth
Free State Stockists:
Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Keith Kirsten Waterfall – Midrand
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg
North West Stockists:
Western Cape Stockists:
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg
**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**