Evergreen Giant Liriope
(Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant')

Plant Description:

Liriope (pronounced luh-RYE-oh-pee) is also sometimes called Lily Turf, forming a solid groundcover in a few years when planted in masses.  As the name implies, the ‘Evergreen Giant’ cultivar is a large, clumping grass-like evergreen perennial.  Its dark green foliage is accented with spikes of purple-lilac blooms during summer, followed by small, showy black fruits in fall.  In addition to its use as a groundcover, this plant looks great when used as edging along walkways or shrub borders.

Mature Size:     1-2 feet tall and wide

Growth Rate:     Moderate

Plant Habit:     Upright

Plant Spacing:     18 inches

Ornamental Characteristics & Uses:

Foliage Color:     Dark Green

Flower Color:     Purple

Bloom Time:      Summer

Attracts Wildlife:     None

Uses:  Edging/Shrub Border, Mass Planting/Groundcover

Growing Requirements:

Cold Hardiness Zone(s):     6 – 10

Exposure:     Shade to Partial Sun

Water Needs:     Moderate 

Soil Tolerances: Moderately Drought Tolerant; Prefers Well-Drained Soils

Soil pH:     Acidic to Alkaline

Maintenance:     Easy/Low

General Care & Growing Tips:

'Evergreen Giant’ enjoys more sun than other types of Liriope.  In full sun, supplemental irrigation may be required to keep plants looking their best.  Fertilize lightly, once or twice a year as needed.  Otherwise, a care-free plant.

Common Pests:

No pests or diseases are of major concern.  Occasional problems with mites, slugs, snails, or scale may occur. 


Gilman, E. F.  (1999).  Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant' Evergreen Giant Lilyturf.  University of Florida.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp348

Wichman, T., Knox, G., Gilman, E., Sandrock, D., Schutzman, B., Alvarez, E., Schoellhorn, R., and Larson, B. (2006). Florida-Friendly Plant List.  Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook.  University of Florida.

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