Is monkey grass a shade plant?

All monkey grasses fall into one of two groups: the genuses Liriope or Ophiopogon. In general, all liriopes do well in filtered sun to full shade and aren't picky about soil. The most common is the clumping form (Liriope muscari), which is often used for edging.

Just so, is Liriope a perennial or an annual?

The four species of Liriope (commonly called Lilyturf), all Asian natives, are evergreen perennials that spread to form deep carpets of grasslike leaves. It also makes an excellent four-season edging plant for a perennial border. For more information on growing Liriope, click Growing Guide.

Is Liriope invasive?

Creeping lilyturf, unlike muscari liriope, spreads so aggressively that it has been declared invasive in some areas of the Southeast. The slower growth rate of "Silver Dragon" makes it less invasive than standard liriope spicata.

What time of year do you cut back monkey grass?

When to Trim Monkey Grass: Like other types of ornamental grasses, the best time to cut back monkey grass is in late winter or early spring. That way it will stay green all winter and insulate its roots from the cold, then after trimming the monkey grass only be bare for a few weeks while new leaves grow.

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