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Liriope longipedicellata 'Porcupine'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Liriope longipedicellata 'Porcupine'

Porcupine Long-pedicled Monkey Grass

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Item #: 6708

Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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We originally obtained this virtually uncultivated liriope from a Chinese grower in China labeled as an Ophiopogon. Thanks to a project with NCSU DNA researcher Jason Lattier, we now know our plant to be Liriope longipedicellata...a clone we named Liriope 'Porcupine'. The 10" tall x 2' wide, non-running clumps are composed of very narrow, very stiff, dark green leaves. In September, the clumps are adorned with very attractive 20" flower spikes of lavender flowers. In November, the fruits on the old flower stalk turn jet black. Liriope longipedicellata 'Porcupine' provides a great non-spreading, light textural contrast in the woodland garden.