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Liriope ISABELLA™

 

— Liriope muscari ‘LIRF’ Isabella™ PP20,622

A great low maintenance lawn substitute, border plant or groundcover option for Zones 6-11. Isabella can be used in the same applications as Ophiopogon mondograss but is quicker to establish and is more tolerant of drought and full sun.   Fine leaf texture, low & uniform height as well as good winter performance in temperate climates distinguish this selection from common Liriope spicata.   


  • An excellent low-maintenance lawn substitute
  • Adapt to sun or shade and is quick to establish
  • Pink flowers sit just above the foliage, in spring

 

Life Cycle: Evergreen
Hardiness Zones: 6 to 11, as tested.
H x W (approx): Approx 10in tall and 1ft wide.
Spacing: 1ft on center for mass plantings; tighter for faster results
Bloom Time: Spring or early summer
Flower: Small, light pink flowers are borne on a relatively small raceme that sits slightly above foliage in spring.
Foliage Color: New growth is emerald green and matures to a deep green.
Habit: Tufting grass-like perennial with arched foliage
Containers?:
Possibly… although Isabella’s primary function is as a landscape groundcover so there are likely better Liriope varieties for container applications.  That said, Isabella’s fine texture and short height might make is useful in low-maintenance mixed containers.
Light Requirement: Full sun to moderate shade
Water Requirement: Very drought tolerant once established
Maintenance Category: Low Maintenance; drought tolerant
Uses: Water-wise groundcover and lawn alternative.
Maintenance Notes: