About Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’ (Silver Dragon Lilyturf)
This grass-like evergreen is called Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’. Its upright green leaves are highlighted with silver stripes growing an average landscape size of 1′ x 1.5′. From spring through fall purple flowers bloom in spikes growing half the height of its leaves followed by dark ornamental berries. As a hardy plant, this groundcover tolerates temperatures as low a 0°F and thrives in shade. Silver Dragon Lilyturf is a great option for those who like availability to fresh cut flowers, can serve as a deer deterrent and is an excellent option for firewise landscape designs. Interestingly, this variety can form a turf like mat spreading by rhizomes which can block out weeds.
Additionally can tolerate : Rabbits, drought, erosion and air pollution.
Care and Planting Instructions
Plant Silver Dragon Lilyturf in well-draining soil in an area that receives part sun to part shade. Water regularly to establish a healthy root system then continue to water regularly to occasionally making sure the soil stays moist but not soggy. If desired, this plant can be divided in early spring and is considered to be very low maintenance. Watch out for slugs and or snails which have been known to feed on this groundcover.
Landscape Design Ideas
Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’ is a low-growing specimen that looks great planted as a groundcover, as a border or in containers. This variety can be planted in multiples and works to control erosion when planted on a hillside.
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