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Liriope muscari 'Isabella' is a grass-like perennial plant with spikes of pink flowers. It grows to 40 cms high and wide, and is a great performer in a wide range of conditions. It is fine leafed, compact and spreading, and can be used for a lovely border plant, around stepping stones or as a lawn alternative. A liriope lawn is a one mow a year lawn. It works well in full sun to heavy shade, and suits all soil types. Tolerates frost, drought and humidity.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.