Liriope platyphylla 'Kunming'

Kunming Giant Liriope

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Item #: 10474

Zones: 6a to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

If you're the type of gardener who enjoys the biggest tomato or biggest pumpkin contests, then step right up to the biggest liriope contest. We are pleased to offer a new collection of the biggest liriope, Liriope platyphylla. A single plant of the non-running Liriope platyphylla forms an 18" tall x 4' wide clump of plastic-like, dark green leaves. The clumps are topped with stunning 3' tall flower spikes of tiny lavender flowers in June and July. Liriope platyphylla also is an important medicinal plant in China, with positive effects on dementia, diabetes, and dermatitis...that's quite a list of "D"iseases. Years ago, someone decided, incorrectly, that Liriope platyphylla is the same as the common Liriope muscari and, despite DNA testing that proved this wrong, it may take a century to get this error corrected. Our offering is seed grown from plants at China's Kunming Botanic Garden.