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Thursday, September 12, 2013

{Our Liriope Muscari - Border Grass or Lily-turf}

Our evergreen tufts of arching grass-like plants around the driveway are called Liriope Muscari and common names are Border Grass (that's exactly what we use them for!) or Lily-turf. YES, they are a member of the LILY family and not actually a grass! Find more information below this post.
This photo is taken on August 1, and you can see how green our grass looks after all that rain!
Our Liriope Muscari Variegata or Lily-turf looked also quite happy.
We indeed use it as a Border Grass alongside our driveway!
In the top right corner you see the stem of our palm tree...
Do you have some Liriope Muscari Variegata either in purple or in white?

Related link:
Liriope muscari | Floridata link with info
Liriope muscari Variegata | link from White Flower Farm about the one we have in above pictures. It does thrive very well in northern regions too!

52 comments:

  1. they're very pretty and natural looking, too.

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      And they are blooming for weeks on end!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. I have been thinking a lot about a border grass along the driveway. This year we did a lot of landscaping, but didn't get to that...yet. This is a beautiful variety

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      This is a very strong, non-fuzzy plant that is so rewarding! You can start out with few and divide them each year if you want to.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, how great having this great color (purple is considered noble color in japan) of Lily-turf along the driveway♡♡♡ Although we can see them a lot here, I never knew they are a member of the LILY family p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs to my dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Oh, I do know the very special Japanese meaning of colors but we did not even consider this when we bought them. Sometimes it is surprising to find out which family certain plants belong to!
      Hugs back to my friend from the rising sun.
      Mariette

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  4. Oh My, Dearest Friend!!!
    I was so surprised to see that I paste the wrong greeting part to you from word. You might guess for whom it must have been. Yes, our mutual friend living in Australia; whew, reading again didn't work sometime. So sorry about that.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my friend in America, , xoxo Miyako*

    PS> please delete the removed ones...(^^;)

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Never mind; I got it anyway. You should not worry about that and as always, I DO admire your ability for writing perfect English!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    this is another beautiful plant again! I lvoe the kind of gras and I love the blooming of it!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Liebe Claudia,
      Its blooms look like the spring time hyacinth grapes and it is a very strong and happy plant!
      Hugs and enjoy your week too.
      Mariette

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  6. Yes I have a purple one with variegated leaves and a plain green one with purple flowers. They are very, very hardy.

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Good for you for having this also in your area. We too have the plain green but with white flowers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Good Morning Dearest Mariette,

    Oh yes this plant quite familiar for me, they have beautiful flower and leaves.
    the flower nice purple color indeed.
    thanks for sharing this
    wishing you a great day
    love

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    1. Dearest Ayu,
      So glad you too are familiar with this lovely plant!
      Wishing you well for your final weeks...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Guten Morgen, liebe Mariette,
    ich hatteeine solche Pflanze mit weißen Blüten.
    Sie ist aber eingegangen und ich nie wieder nach
    einer anderen geschaut. Sie sieht bei Dir wunder-
    schön aus und wirkt in der Weite besser als bei mir.
    Einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Diese weissen Blüten haben wir auch! Schade dass die eingegangen ist...
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  9. Ciao Mariette,i tuoi fiori sono molto delicati!Baci,Rosetta

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    1. Cara Rosetta,
      Questi gigli sembrano delicati ma sono molto forti!
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  10. Dearest Mariette,
    They are lovely and they make great border flowers!!! I think I know them from here too :)
    Have a lovely day! Hugs from the Alps :)

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      You sure will know these lilies from your area as well.
      Yes, another lovely and sunny day awaits us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. My dear Mariette,
    I just read about the sting... I'm so sorry about that, and I really hope you are doing much better now!!!
    Hope you can enjoy your dreamy gazebo for a long time before winter comes... and no wasps! :)
    Big hugs!

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      Oh, these stings, as it turned out there were two, were nasty for a couple of days but now its a lot better. In the corner of the eye and below, that was rather dangerous too!
      No, I killed all those wasps... such a sad thing that they occupied the bird house of a little wren!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. E' bellissimo prendersi cura delle proprie piante,cara Mariette,da tanta soddisfazione!!;D
    Un caloroso abbraccio!!
    Sabry!!

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    1. Cara Sabry,
      Davvero sono gigli bellissimi...
      Grazie per visitarmi.
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  13. Liebe Mariette,
    ich finde, es ist ganz egal, ob diese Pflanze eher ein Gras oder eine Lilie ist ;o) - sie sieht jedenfalls WUNDERSCHÖN aus! :o)
    Herzliche rostrosige Grüße & alles Liebe, Traude

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    1. Liebe Traude,
      Sie hat ja schlieslich all diese Namen!
      Es ist eine dankbare und wunderschöne Pflanze.
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  14. Hallo Mariette, dat zijn leuke planten voor de border. De kleur is erg mooi.
    Ik heb deze planten niet, wel lavendel in die mooie blauwe en paarstinten.

    Groeten Janny

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    1. Beste Janny,
      Ja, en lavendel hebben wij hier niet... Mooie kleuren inderdaad!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    The Liriope Muscari in white palm tree after all that rain.. you are so much interested in Liriope was very happy!
    Hopefully sunshine to brighten today for you!
    Best to you and lots of love!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Indeed our Liriope lilies seem to be very happy along our driveway.
      Yes, sunshine has been brightening our days now for more than two weeks! Finally we can get all the work done that we could not do before. This is just lovely.
      Lots of love to you,
      Mariette

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  16. That is very pretty flower! I love the light purple color very much. At first, it reminded me of lavender, but it's lily family!
    The flowers sure brighten up the driveway :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Pretty and care free! The light purple is quite striking with the variegated leaves.
      It is a perfect edging for our driveway.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist wirklich eine botaniche Spezialiät, sehr ausgefallene Muscari-Form un zweifarbige Blätter. Du könntest einen botanischen Garten aufmachen!
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Danke, ja wir haben hunderte von verschiedene Pflanzen, Sträucher und Bäume... Wir geniessen alle die es überlebt haben so weit.
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  18. ¸.•°❤ ❤⊱彡
    Lindo contraste das folhas com os cachos de flores.
    Planta muito decorativa!!!
    ¸.•°❤ Boa Noite, amiga! ❤⊱彡

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    1. Dearest Inês,
      We too love the contrast between the variegated foliage and the purple flowers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. Dear Mariette,
    I only knew of the Muscari Armeniacum (which I do have in my garden – but it blooms in spring) and the Muscari comosum - Tassel hyacinth (the bulbs of which are edible here in Greece, especially in Crete).
    Your Border Grass is so beautiful and I love its purple colour!!
    I will check with our garden center whether it is available here.
    Hugs!
    Marie-Anne

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Those are different and they are spring bulbs.
      Guess it also will be available in your area.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes we too like the contrast in color!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. Dear Mariette,sure the rain is very useful for the trees and the plants too!
    It has'nt rain here,for months!Very preety flower!!Nice purple color too!!
    Have a wonderful day!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Oh, these plants don´t mind the rain, they thrived.
      Sorry to hear about your drought. Rain is always so badly distributed over the globe...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. We have some lavender at our front garden which has a bit the same color as your grasses.

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    1. Dearest Marianne,
      You are lucky for being able to grow the lovely lavenders!
      Yes, their color is similar to these lilies.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  23. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist ein sehr dekorativer Strauch und die Farbe ist
    genau mein Geschmack

    liebe Grüße - Ruth

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    1. Liebe Ruth,
      Es ist kein Strauch aber eine Pflanze von zwiebeln. Diese Lilien sind sehr schön!
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  24. Circondarsi di belle piante come questa, con colori tenui rende bello l'inizio di ogni giorno. Cara Mariette, sei davvero fortunata ad avere un giardino così, un piccolo angolo di Paradiso fatto di tanto verde e meravigliosi fiori. Paola

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    1. Cara Paola,
      Infatti ci sentiamo molto fortunati a vivere nel nostro piccolo paradiso sulla terra. Quando il sole splende è così piacevole! Sono contento di condividere alcune delle sue bellezze con gli altri...
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  25. What a pretty border it makes - I love the variegated leaves and how nice that it flowers, too! I will have to find out if it grows here in WA - it is very pretty. xo

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      This sure does thrive in the North where you are. Did shoot you a link from White Flower Farms with more info and I've added this now under my post as well, under related links.
      You don't need to buy a lot, you can split them each year and divide. It takes only a couple of years.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  26. Good luck with this border grass with wonderful flowers. I have not ever had it. Would you advice it to me? Difficult to grow?

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    1. Dearest Calogero,
      This is one of the easiest plants to grow! Sure this would work for Italy as well.
      Happy Sunday!
      Mariette

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