Return to the New England Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Help with plant ID

Posted by rockman50 6b SEMASS (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 13, 10 at 16:01

The plant in question looks like an ornamental grass. It occurs as small clumps. The blades are wide (1/4 to 1/2 inch) and variegated. And right now, there are multiple blue/purple flower spikes emerging from the clumps. The spikes are maybe 6 inches long. The "flowers" on the spikes are very small and have a rubbery or waxy feel. Any ideas?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Help with plant ID

Japanese stiltgrass? (hope not!!!) No idea what colors its flowers are, but it blooms now (Sept) and is taking over parts of CT....


 o
RE: Help with plant ID

  • Posted by claire z6b Coastal MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 13, 10 at 17:25

Maybe a variegated liriope, also know as lilyturf or monkey grass. The Silver Dragon has pale lavender flowers, but there may be others with darker blooms.

Claire


 o
RE: Help with plant ID

Liriope muscari.

Here is a link that might be useful: Liriope


 o
RE: Help with plant ID

It is Liriope muscari. Thanks for the help!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the New England Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here