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Liriope muscari 'Gold Band'

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Gold Band Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Gold Band') at Roger's Gardens

Gold Band Lily Turf flowers

Gold Band Lily Turf flowers

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Gold Band Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Gold Band') at Roger's Gardens

Gold Band Lily Turf

Gold Band Lily Turf

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Gold Banded Lily Turf, Border Grass, Lilyturf


A tufted grass like perennial that features a clump of arching leaves that are green with gold margins; a beautiful display of lovely lavender flower spikes are followed by near black berries; stays in clump form and does not spread by rhizomes

Ornamental Features

Gold Band Lily Turf features showy spikes of lavender flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive grassy leaves remain emerald green in color with distinctive gold edges throughout the year. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries from late summer to early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Gold Band Lily Turf is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. 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.

Gold Band Lily Turf is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Gold Band Lily Turf will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 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 evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full 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, and is able to handle environmental salt. 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  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features