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Products > Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'
 
Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon' - Variegated Lily Turf
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Liriope spicata 'Gin ryu']
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon' (Variegated Lily Turf) - An evergreen grass-like perennial that spreads by underground runners to form wide colonies of narrow upright green white-striped foliage to 1 foot tall and easily spreading 3 feet wide or more. In late summer into fall appear the light lavender flowers about half way up in the foliage. It prefers cool sun or shade with regular to occasional watering, and is hardy to below 0 degrees F. A great choice for a low maintenance ground cover, border or for erosion control on shady banks and slopes and is perfect for using around the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow. The name for the genus comes from Green mythology as Liriope was a Naiad Nymph loved by the River-god Kephisos (Cephisus) with the name coming from 'leirion', another Greek name for the Narcissus flower or a flower related to Narcissus. Liriope was also the mother of the boy Narkissos, who was transformed into his self-named flower and became the root of the word narcissistic.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'.