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Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ – Big Blue Lilyturf

Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ – Big Blue Lilyturf

Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’, or Big Blue Lilyturf, is a robust, grass-like perennial that enhances any garden with its dense, deep green foliage and striking purple flower spikes in late summer. This versatile plant is perfect for creating elegant borders, filling gaps in garden beds, or serving as a durable groundcover. Drought-resistant once established and requiring minimal maintenance, Big Blue Lilyturf thrives in a variety of conditions, from full sun to shade, making it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking both beauty and functionality. Its ability to adapt and its year-round appeal make it a valuable addition to any landscape.


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Additional information


6-Pack, 9-Pack, Single

Common Name


Herbaceous Perennial




10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Height Range (ft.)

1.00 to 2.00

Spread (ft.)

1.00 to 2.00

Bloom Time

August, September

Bloom Description



Full Sun, Part Shade









Suggested Use

Groundcover, Naturalize


Air Pollution, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Rabbits

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Product Description

Introducing Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’, commonly known as Big Blue Lilyturf, a perennial favorite for gardeners looking to add texture, color, and versatility to their outdoor spaces. With its lush, tufted foliage and eye-catching purple flowers, Big Blue Lilyturf offers a unique combination of ornamental beauty and practicality.

Why Big Blue Lilyturf?

  • Versatile Beauty: The deep green, grass-like leaves provide a beautiful contrast to its vibrant purple blooms, adding visual interest to any garden area.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Big Blue Lilyturf is remarkably drought-tolerant and requires little care, making it suitable for busy gardeners or those seeking low-maintenance landscaping solutions.
  • Flexible Planting Options: Equally at home in full sun or shade, it’s perfect for a variety of landscape applications, including borders, groundcover, or as an accent in mixed container plantings.
  • Year-Round Appeal: In addition to its late-summer flowers, the evergreen foliage of Big Blue Lilyturf provides year-round ground cover, while its flowers give way to attractive black berries in the fall.

Growing Big Blue Lilyturf

  • Sunlight Needs: Thrives in full sun to full shade, offering flexibility in garden placement.
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained soil but is adaptable to a range of soil types, including clay or sandy soils.
  • Watering Regimen: While drought-tolerant, regular watering during the first growing season will establish an extensive root system.
  • Spacing: Plant 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for spreading and to create a lush, continuous groundcover.

Landscape Design Ideas

Big Blue Lilyturf’s adaptability makes it an exceptional choice for various design needs. Use it to create a lush underplanting for shrubs and trees, as a tidy border along walkways or garden beds, or to fill in areas where other plants struggle to thrive. Its resistance to deer and rabbit browsing also makes it a reliable choice for gardens in areas with wildlife.

Environmental Benefits

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ serves an important role in preventing soil erosion, thanks to its dense growth habit. It also provides habitat and food sources for local wildlife, including pollinators attracted to its flowers and birds that feed on its berries.

Elevate your landscape with the durable, elegant beauty of Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’. Whether you’re designing a formal border, seeking a resilient groundcover, or adding texture to a shade garden, Big Blue Lilyturf offers a perfect blend of form and function, ensuring a vibrant and thriving garden year-round.


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Summer Shipping Concerns

Please expect some delays in shipping during summer months!

Shipping perishable items in the heat of summer can be tricky to say the least. Our goal is to try to get your plants to you in the best shape possible.

This means we may hold off on shipping items during periods of excessively high temperatures to give your new plants the best chance of surviving their journey in good shape.