Also known as
Big Blue Lilyturf
This plant has no fragrance
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Lily Turf Overview
Spreading, rhizomatous, green, grass-like foliage, Lily turf is a striking addition to any temperate garden, especially with the spikes of purple-blue flowers that bloom in summer followed by dark berries. Popular among all types of gardeners, Lily turf clumps stays evergreen year-round in various climates and serves as a tough ornamental garden or container plant. Its landscape uses include being used as border plants and as ground covers. This ornamental plant is also widely used for erosion control.
Common problems with Lily Turf
Pests include scale, slugs and snails. Diseases include root rot and Anthracnose fungus.
How to harvest Lily Turf
Harvesting of cut-flowers is done by cutting the flowers at the bottom of each stalk.
How to propagate Lily Turf
Easily reproduced by dividing the root mass. Divide during the cool or rainy season. Plants produced by division are identical to the mother plant and will be of the same shape and size.
Propagate from seed from spring to autumn.
Special features of Lily Turf
Repels harmful insects
The essential oil exhibits potent contact toxicity against beetles like Tribolium castaneum, Lasioderma serricorne and booklice(Liposcelis bostrychophila) adults.
Can tolerate drought once established.
Attracts useful insects
The flowers attract insects such as bees and butterflies.
The fruits attract various fruit-eating birds.
Good container plant, given enough drainage holes.
Evergreen ribbon-like leaves.
Other uses of Lily Turf
Ground cover, border, edging, with black berries in autumn. Under shrubs, containers
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