Liriope : Greenhouse Plants
FF – frost free only / C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
Liriope platyphylla (L. muscari) is reliably hardy outside but its evergreen grass-like leaves become so tatty after the ravages of winter weather that it is never as attractive as it should be. This is a very good reason for growing this and the even more attractive L. p.’Variegata’, which has creamy-yellow stripes running the length of the leaf, under glass. The leaves will form a good clump either in pots or planted into a border. During later summer and autumn flower spikes of dark purple flowers are produced, which resemble the flowers of Grape Hyacinth the generic name for which is Muscari. Blue-black berries follow the flowers. L. p. ‘Grandiflora’ has lavender flowers and L. p. ‘Monroe White’ is self explanatory. They prefer a well-drained loamand can be divided and repotted in spring.