Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Liriope gracilis 'Mop Top'
Mop Top Narrow-leaf Monkey Grass
Item #: 11801
Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing
Height: 15" tall
Liriope gracilis 'Mop Top' is a previously undiscovered Chinese liriope species, first published by Plant Delights Nursery in 2016. Our original plants were discovered by plantsman Darrell Probst on an expedition to Sichuan, China. We feel Liriope gracilis is one of the finest species of liriope for home gardens. The tight evergreen clumps measure 6" at the base and arch out to form a 15" tall x 30" wide, fine-textured mound of 1/8" narrow leaves that resemble the mop top hairdos of the 1970s. The 7" long spikes of light lavender flowers are nestled in the foliage, starting in mid-June, and followed in October by green fruit that ages to black. Our offering of Liriope gracilis 'Mop Top' is a seed strain.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
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