‘Big Blue’ Monkey Grass

Size
Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 11b
‘Big Blue’ monkey grass is an outstanding groundcover or border evergreen with blue-green, arching leaves. Lavender flower spikes appear in late summer, which are followed by black berries.
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Variegated Monkey Grass
Grass/Grass-like Plants
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 12 to 15 inches tall, 8 to 12 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Easy To Grow, Year Round Color and Interest
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Asian-Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Good for Cut Flowers
Abundant, blue flower spikes that bloom in summer
Fruit & seed features:    black ornamental berries that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Edging, Beds, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden
, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
‘Big Blue’ Monkey Grass is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 12 to 15 inches tall, 8 to 12 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade
Watering:   Low
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Tolerates dry soil   Average Garden Soil
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Most grasses add texture and interest to the fall and winter garden. Allow them to stay in place until late winter or early spring. Cut or mow back before new growth appears. If grass blades are sharp or difficult to handle, try wrapping the clump with cord, burlap, or newspaper before cutting back. Depending on the size of the clump, a chain saw may come in handy.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 11b

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