Liriope muscari is also known as lilyturf, monkey grass, or border lilyturf. It is a flower-bearing plant that produces berries during the fall. This plant is found widely in East Asian countries such as Japan, China, and Korea, and has begun to make its way to North America and Europe as well. If it is your first time in seeing this attractive plant you will be awed by the beauty of the purple-lilac flowers that it produces, which are very eye catching.
There are many uses for liriope muscari plants. Americans love to use the plant as a groundcover in the garden since the plant's flower spike adds to the beauty of the garden. It is fairly easy to plant and will thrive easily in the areas of the United States that have similar weather to East Asian countries like as Japan, particularly the southeast and mid-atlantic regions. The plant is also deer resistant, which is another reason why Americans love using this plant in their gardens. It lessens the risk of attracting deer to the garden, especially if it is used as a border plant. This type of plant grows best in shady areas and with good soil, although it will also live well in class B soils that don???t have as many nutrients.
Aside from the obvious purpose of being one of the flowering decorative plants in the garden, the Chinese see the plant as something else. They use the plant for herbal purposes to cure ailments, specifically the parts of the plant???s tip portion of the roots.
The liriopes are also very good plants to use to prevent soil erosion. These plants have a very good grip on soils, and if they are planted in batches in steep areas, they can be a lot of help in soil erosion prevention. Best of all, the liriopes only require a little maintenance.
If you plan to plant liriope or lilyturf in your garden you will find it easy to propagate the plants by separating its root mass so that they can easily spread. It is best if you divide the root mass from the mother plant since it is more stable, although the liriopes are not that fussy or sensitive. These plants also produces seeds, however using the seeds for propagation is usually difficult to do compared to separating the root mass.