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Products > Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' - White Lily Turf

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: Asia, East (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Liriope muscari 'Monroe's White']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (White Lily Turf) - 'Monroe White' forms mounds of narrow dark green leaves up to 14-16 inch long. It is evergreen and slowly spreads by rhizomes. Late spring into early summer 8 inch long pure white spires rise above the foliage and brighten any shaded area. This is a wonderful choice for a low maintenance ground cover, border or for erosion control on banks and slopes and is perfect for using around the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow. Although evergreen, cutting foliage back hard in early spring (before new growth emerges) assures a clean clump throughout the summer. Can be divided and transplanted most any time of the year. Very easy to grow. Works well in full sun (coastal) to shade with regular to occasional watering. This plant is hardy below 0 F and is recommended down to USDA Zone 5. The name for the genus comes from Greek 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 muscari 'Monroe White'.