It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Liriope is blooming gorgeous purple flowers! Liriope is a perennial that is extremely easy to maintain. Liriope is a very interesting plant because it has variegated leaves (green and white stripes) as a backdrop to the deep purple spikes of flowers. We have 10 reasons to grow Liriope in your garden or landscape …
11 Reasons to Grow Liriope in Your Garden or Landscape:
- Liriope is an evergreen, so the leaves stay green through all seasons.
- Liriope is very easy to maintain. To encourage growth, cut it back to 3 – 4 inches in early Spring. However, it is not necessary. We typically remove dead leaves in early Spring, and that’s all!
- Liriope is a perennial, so it returns every year.
- Liriope is deer resistant.
- Liriope is fungus resistant.
- Liriope is insect resistant.
- Liriope is drought-resistant, so it doesn’t require much water. If the leaf tips begin to turn tan/brown, you know it’s time to water.
- Liriope requires no fertilizer.
- Liriope blooms clusters of purple flower stalks in late Summer.
- Liriope makes a nice border in your garden or landscape, since it is always present and doesn’t require much maintenance.
- Bonus => Liriope can thrive in full sun or part-shade.
Check your local Home Depot, Lowes, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Liriope! For beginner gardeners, Liriope is one of the easiest plants you can grow! To learn how to cut back Liriope in early Spring click here. For more on Low Maintenance Gardening, watch our playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!