Liriope Emerald Goddess

Liriope Emerald Goddess Potted

Liriope Emerald Goddess Potted

Liriope muscari ‘Emerald Goddess’

Liriope Emerald Goddess is a clumping, grass-like perennial used in borders or as a ground cover. It is a fast-growing evergreen with good cold and drought tolerance. Emerald Goddess thrives in zones 5 through 11 and has been rated as an above-average performer and highly resistant to disease.

Liriope Emerald Goddess is a relatively new liriope that grows up to 24 inches tall in full sun or full shade. It has dark green foliage and produces blooms that are stable from mid June through early September. It spreads via clumps, which makes it an inspired groundcover choice or an easycare edging option along pathways. Liriopes need occasional grooming by cutting back the foliage in late winter just before new growth begins to remove old browning foliage.

Emerald Goddess can easily be confused with other liriopes based only on it’s appearance but the real differences come in its resistance. It has a good resistance to common fungal and bacterial plant pathogens that often plague some liriopes. It’s floral display has better intensity, height uniformity and duration than other liriope varieties. ‘Emerald Goddess’ also stays more upright during the winter months.


Liriope Emerald Goddess in the Landscape

Liriope Emerald Goddess in the Landscape

Ornamental Characteristics:

Native Origin:
Eastern Asia, China, and Japan

Common Names:
Border Grass; Lilyturf

Description:
Hardy Range:  5 – 9
Mature Height:  1 – 2’
Mature Spread:  1 – 2’
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Habit: Clumping

Ornamental Characteristics:
This is clumping, grass-like perennial has narrow, arching dark-green leaves growing up to 24” tall. Spikes of small lilac flowers appear in late summer and are attractive to bees. These are followed by ornamental, juice-filled black berries.

Environment:
Soil:   Alkaline; clay; sand; loam
Salt:   Unknown
Exposure: Partial shade, shade

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Liriope Emerald Goddess Leaves

Liriope Emerald Goddess Leaves

Liriope Emerald Goddess Flowers

Liriope Emerald Goddess Flowers