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Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Gold Ingot'

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Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf (Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Gold Ingot') at Roger's Gardens

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Border Grass, Lilyturf


A tufted, grass-like perennial that features a clump of arching, glossy, brilliant gold leaves; a beautiful display of lovely purple-lavender flower spikes; it is best as an edging plant or massed as a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries in early fall. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning chartreuse in color the rest of the year. It features dainty spikes of lavender flowers rising above the foliage in late summer.

Landscape Attributes

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium 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 does best in partial shade to shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. 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.

Pee Dee Gold Ingot Lily Turf is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Bog 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features