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Variegated Lily Turf

Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’

Liriope

Lilyturf

<i>Liriope spicata</i> ‘Silver Dragon’

A classy low tufted clump of gleaming narrow green blades engraved by bright silver-white stripes distinguishes this fine textured grasslike perennial. Sprouting from underground rhizomes, varnished stiffly arching leaves support soft lavender blooms on erect flower spikes followed by black berries. A luminous choice for edging, the rockery and water side plantings, ‘Silver Dragon’ sculpts a disease resistant dwarf cover that remains evergreen in warmer locales, fends off deer and relishes moderate water, bright shade and protection from cold winter winds and hot sun.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 10" – 15" high x 15" – 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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