Thursday, February 5, 2009

Liriope Berries

I love liriope for its versatility and easy-going nature. It works in sun and shade and everywhere in between. It has few problems and thrives on neglect. Although not invasive, it will fill a space in nicely when desired. There are two kinds of liriope and like bamboo, one that is clumping and one that spreads and is considered a ground cover. It is drought tolerant and is one of the best plants available for erosion control. It has purple flowers that many consider insidental. One of the attributes I often forget about are these lovely bluish-black berries it gets in the winter.

6 comments:

nancybond said...

Those little berries are lovely! What a great plant...another one for my journal of Someday Plants.

tina said...

All good attributes!

Darla said...

Oh yes they are very handy plants. I have my share, love the giant ones too!

VW said...

I really like liriope flowers in arrangements, and also the spiky leaves. I be the berry spikes would be useful as well. Lovely picture - VW

Shady Gardener said...

I have liriope also. The flowers are so sweet. I don't have the giant... but I don't think I have a good place for it, anyway. :-)

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