Liriope Muscari Okina
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This white monkey grass plant is a fabulous alternative to the traditional green border. The blades start off mainly white and as the season progresses green starts to speckle up the blade. Frosted Lily Turf has pretty lilac flowers in mid summer to early fall and tiny dark purple berries that add fall and winter interest.
This adaptable lilyturf grass plant is resistant to deer and rabbits and tolerant of sun, shade, heat, drought, salt, air pollution, and erosion. Liriope Muscari ‘Okina’ is ideal for borders and mass plantings.
- Distinctive color. This is one cool plant. The white blades stand out in spring and look amazing as they transition to light green throughout the growing season.
- Semi-evergreen. This tough plant is considered by most to be evergreen, and it truly is in most climates. In the colder recommended growing zones, like 5 and 6, this plant won’t look as pristine throughout the winter and will do best cut back in late winter or early spring.
- Ideal small landscape accent plant. Frosted Monkey Grass grows to less than 1 feet tall and wide so it can fill in just about any tight space. Liriope can even be grown in containers on a patio or deck.
- Easy to grow. This plant is no maintenance once it is established.
When should I plant Liriope Muscari ‘Okina’?
For growing zones 5, 6, and 7a plant in spring, summer, or early fall. For zones 7b, 8, 9, and 10 plant in spring, fall, or winter for best results.
Is Liriope Muscari ‘Okina’ an evergreen plant?
This plant is considered semi-evergreen. It won’t die back, but it doesn’t tend to look great during winter in cooler growing zones. It is evergreen in warmer climates.
How far apart should I plant Liriope Muscari ‘Okina’ for a border?
We recommend planting this lilyturf plant about 6 to 10 inches apart. Go closer for instant gratification and farther apart if you’re more patient or on a budget. The closer you plant, the higher the possibility you may have to divide your monkey grass in the future to give each plant more room to grow.
Okina Liriope is a clumping perennial grass that is easy to grow and requires little to no maintenance once it is established. It is recommended for growing zones 5 to 10. This liriope grows well in full sun to shade and adapts to any well-drained soil.
After planting, water Frosted Monkey Grass deeply once or twice per week for a couple months to help the roots grow properly. Once established, liriope is drought tolerant.
Feed this plant with a slow-release fertilizer in spring to boost nutrition and growth.
Liriope can be pruned back to about 2 inches in late winter or early spring if the foliage isn’t looking great.