Liriope Super Blue - Cherrylake

Liriope Super Blue

Liriope muscari ‘Super blue’

Super Blue Liriope is a small, clumping ground cover with delicate violet flowers. From Summer to early Fall, these flowers bloom in cone-shaped bunches at the end of tall green stems. Super Blue is noted for having showiest blooms of the Liriope family. As the autumn chill settles in, these flowers are replaced by glossy purple-black fruits.

Super Blue is known to spread, though it responds well to splitting and transplanting efforts and is one of the least invasive of the Liriope family. This liriope variety prefers moist, loose soil that is fertilized and well drained and can tolerate dry soil conditions once established. It is heat tolerant, drought tolerant and salt spray tolerant. Once established it requires very little maintenance.

Not to be confused with “Big Blue” Liriope, Super Blue has a more vigorous growth habit and can grow to be 20 inches tall. It is exceptional as a container plant, lush border or pathway edging, in mass plantings, and under large trees. This hard-working shrub grows well in hard to grow places such as banks and slopes, driveways, or filling in gaps between shrubs.

Liriope Super Blue grown in pot

Ornamental Characteristics:

Native Origin:
Eastern Asia, China, and Japan

Common Names:
Super Blue; Big Blue Lilyturf

Hardy Range: 5-9
Mature Height: 18-20”
Mature Spread: 18-28”
Growth Rate: fast
Growth Habit: clumping

Ornamental Characteristics:
Foliage is blade shaped and green or green with white variegations. The flowers are tall, purple in color, and attractive to bees. Fruit is glossy, round, black, and will attract birds.

Soil: acidic or neutral, clay, loam, or sand
Exposure: partial shade, shade

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Liriope Super Blue in the Landscape
Liriope Super Blue Leaves
Liriope Super Blue Flowers