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Planting Instructions for Liriope spicata (lilyturf):

Bloom Time:  Late summer Light:  Part sun to full shade
Soil:  Average to rich, moist but well-drained Moisture:  Average, drought tolerant
Planting Depth:  Top of crown/base of foliage 1/2 to 1" below soil, then mulch lightly Spacing:  15 to 18"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Liriope likes to be slightly dry when dormant so make sure there isn't any condensation inside the bag, otherwise just keep it sealed and plant everything within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant Liriope at the edge of the shady to semi-shady garden in just about any well-draining soil. They are highly adaptable and will spread to form a dense clump and work well as a border or a naturalized drift.

Moisture:  Liriope doesn't need much moisture and is very drought tolerant once established. Water once after planting and then only water occasionally if the soil is very dry.

Spacing: 15 to 18" apart or more

Depth:  Liriope spreads from underground roots that will emerge from varying depths, so simply make sure the main crown is 1/2 to 1" below the soil and cover any roots and runners.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich or loosen the soil, if needed. Liriope grows fine in just about any well-draining soil, but giving them some good compost will help them grow and multiply better. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole and plant at the depth listed above. After planting you can water in once really good and then they shouldn't need to be watered again until after they are sprouted and actively growing. Once growing water deeply once a week, if needed, until they are established.

Landscape Uses:  Liriope is mostly grown as a foliage accent and also works as a border plant. It does well as a shady groundcover or understory planting around trees and shrubs and is often used in areas where you need a tough plant to take over.

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