Monkey Grass - Liriope spicata

 
FAMILY - Liliaceae
CULTURE - Shade to sun
FLOWER - Small clusters of pale violet to nearly white flowers borne on spikes, late summer
FOLIAGE - Leaves grass-like, 15" long and 1/4 inches wide
FORM - Clumps
FRUIT - Berry-like, black
GROWTH RATE - Moderate to rapid
HARDINESS - Grown throughout the state
MOISTURE - Medium
PRUNING - Shear foliage in early spring before new growth emerges
SIZE - To 15 inches in height, spreads rapidly
SOIL - Slightly acid
TEXTURE - Fine
USE - Erosion control, borders; space 6-12 inches apart
VARIETIES - "Franklin Mint" - large flower spikes
NOTES - Highly competitive