Liriope muscari 'Alba'
Description: A more recent form of Liriope with white flower spikes above the dark green strap like leaves in late summer and autumn. A clump forming evergreen perennial. These are followed by berries which give additional interest turning from green to black and the upright spikes give good late autumn and winter interest.
Uses: Good at the front of a border as an edging plant and for mass planting used as effective ground cover in shaded locations and also good in containers. The contrast of leaf shape with larger leaves accentautes both plants.
Climate/Position: Prefers shade but will tolerate some sun. Also drought tolerant.
Height/Spread: 30 cm x 40 cm
Soil Requirements: Any soil but good in free draining sandy soils as the water filled tubers will tolerate drought.
Pruning: Avoid cutting back the leaves as this will spoil the displayand take a long time to rejuvinate.
Special Requirements: Plants can be divided in March /April if clumps are very large but do not cut back the leaves as this will spoil the show.
Additional Interest: muscari refers to plant resembling the spring flowering bulb Muscari which has similar leaves and flowers.