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Ophiopogon and Liriope

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AKA Lily Turf / Mondo Grass / Liriope The average gardener would be hard pressed to tell the difference between Liriope and Ophiopogon as they apear to be very similar which in fact they are. To assist you to make the correct choice for your garden design or planting scheme I will explain the main points of difference in simplistic terms.  

Liriope tends to have broader leaves than Ophiopogon. Liriope also forms a clump that more or less stays where it is put but gently increases in size. This means it is ideal for planting in rows or edging a path etc. Ophiopogon on the other hand tends to creep along the ground and pop up in a more random fashion. This is because of the underground creeping stolons or tubers. Ophiopogon are an excellent choice as a ground cover or rockery plant. It doesn't mean they should be excluded for edging as any unwanted apearances can be dealt with very easily and either discarded or used in another part of the garden. The flowers that apear in summer look similar. The main point of difference being that they are held above the foliage of Liriope and tend to be a little more hidden with Ophiopogon.  




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aka Turf Lily

A very hardy evergreen clumping perennial. It has long strappy foliage that is a beautiful dark green and produces violet-purple flower spikes from mid Spring through to Autumn. Great for mass planting or borders. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Strappy
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x Spreads

Liriope Evergreen Giant

Current Stock Height: 20/25 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$21.99

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Liriope Evergreen Giant

Current Stock Height: 15/20cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$18.99

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Liriope Evergreen Giant

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$16.99

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Liriope Evergreen Giant

New stock expected Middle of February, 2023. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Turf Lily

A great little groundcover or edging plant. Grass-like dark green foliage that forms a clump and spreads. Spikes of dainty white flowers appear in summer and autumn followed by black berries. Drought and shade tolerant. Evergreen.

Best in full shade

 

Flower Colour: White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x spreads

Liriope Monroe White

Current Stock Height: 5 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99

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Liriope Monroe White

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$19.99

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Liriope Monroe White

New stock expected Beginning of Spring, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $21.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Turf Lily

If you want a tough and easy to grow ground cover or edging plant then it would be hard to go past Liriope Royal Purple. Strong grass-like dark green foliage that forms a clump and spreads. Spikes of dainty purple flowers appear throughout summer. Tolerates sun or part shade. Evergreen

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x spreads

Liriope Royal Purple

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$16.99

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Liriope Royal Purple

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99

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aka Mondo Grass

Black Mondo Grass. This unique perennial has distinctive stiff purple-black foliage which clumps together to form little mounds that can be used as a ground cover or edging. Small lilac flowers appear in summer followed by shiny black berries. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Black Dragon

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: Tube  ? 

$6.99

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aka Lily Turf or Mondo Grass

A wonderful landscaping plant that can be used for edging or as a ground-cover. The narrow green leaves are highlighted with a fine white variegation and form a tight little clump. Dainty pale lavender flowers appear in summer but really, it's all about the foliage. Looks best in filtered light. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Silver Mist

Current Stock Height: 5 cm

Container: .5l  ? 

$6.99

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