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Evergreen Giant Lily Turf

Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant'

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Evergreen Giant Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant') at Roger's Gardens

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf flowers

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf flowers

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Evergreen Giant Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant') at Roger's Gardens

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Border Grass, Lilyturf


A tufted grass like perennial that features a clump of arching, glossy, dark green leaves; features a beautiful display of lovely purple-lilac flower spikes; best used as an edging plant or massed as a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf features dainty spikes of purple flowers with lilac purple overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Evergreen Giant Lily Turf will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features