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Lirope Plant And Hosta

Bordering a garden with Liriope is a great way to give your new landscape a finished look. The Hosta can be a great partner behind the this Lily family member. Herbee wanted to put these two together in the project section, so you can see the nice complimentary leaves that are on each specimen.

Liriope is a hardy evergreen and will do well in a variety of geographic locations. This plant specie is very popular today in a variety of garden settings. This plant is a member of the Latin word, Liliaceae family. Liriope grows well in zones six through ten in the United States. It will also grow in many other countries, as well as sub-topical and some tropical locations.


Close Up Of Liriope Leaves, Flowers, And Variegated Variety

Close Up Of Liriope Flower
Variegated Liriope

Liriope is available in a solid green color as well as a variegated cream and green tone leaves. There is also a dark black variety that shows off its rich deep green foliage. It will mature to ten to eighteen inches tall and twelve to eighteen inches wide. It can take full sun, partial shade, or full shade.

This plant does have a tendency to spread in a garden. Herbee recommends to watch for the new sprouts so they can keep them under control. In the spring and fall, you can divide a plant and use it in another area.


Hosta Provides Great Color Leaves

Hosta is a great addition to any landscape area. These attractive plants can grow in many different geographic locations. This specie is native in the northeast part of Asia, and some people say it probably originated in China.

Many people think the plant can only survive in warmer climates. Some varieties such as the Ventricosa will mature nicely in zones three through nine. The Ventricosa variety and others can take some sun in colder climates.

In warmer climates this plant specie will need all shade or at least some partial shade. I have seen people put a full garden of just these plants in direct sun in the southern United States. By mid summer the leaves are totally burned out. A good thing to think about is putting this type of garden around some trees.

Solid Hosta
Variegated Hosta
This makes a wonderful area to plant a bed of this plant specimen. One of the most striking items of this plant is its large shiny leaves.

The plants have an average height of two to three feet and the width is about the same. Some varieties can be smaller or larger. A nice idea is to plant different sizes throughout this garden to create a natural and professional look.

Pictures Of Hosta Garden And Liriope Bordering Around A Tree

Hosta Garden
Liriope Around A Bed

The Hosta garden creates a soothing look in an area of your yard. Combining solid and variegated varities results in a nice balance of foliage. Add some perennial flowers such as Salvia, or Verbena. A little color with Hosta's makes an additional nice look and feel.

Bordering with Liriope around a tree adds a nice touch to your front, sides, or backyard. You have the choice of solid or varigated. Advantage of Liriope is the purple stalks of flowers that appear. This border gives the tree a finished look.


Bordering Gardens And All About Hosta - Great Resource Books

Herbee Greenthumb

"Hi, Herbee here. I am excited to share with you a couple of beneficial books. Tony takes you into the world of bordering your gardens or landscape. Diana gives you information and insights on the Hosta family. Great addition for a gardener, or your book collection.


There are so many different plant specimens that will compliment Liriope and Hosta. Cypress, Arborvitaes, Junipers and many flowering ornamental bushes can compliment these two species. Your final steps if doing a border on a single garden or an entire landscape area should be done during the plannning phase. As Herbee always says, "make sure you not only plan, but you prep and place plants properly. Doing the P-P- P method allows your plants to have a great start and health for years to come."



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