Foliage First Plants
ISABELLA™ Liriope is a drought and frost tolerant plant with showy pink flowers
Liriope muscari 'LIRF'
Isabella really stands out due to its denser more compact fine leaf foliage when compared to the standard Liriope muscari. Given time, or planted close together, it forms a dense ground cover.
In summer, Isabella has a distinctive display of showy pink flowers throughout the top of its foliage.
Isabella is drought and frost tolerant, and good for sunny or very shady positions. Good for very cold areas, or very hot humid regions.
In cooler areas it is a good idea to cut it back low to the ground in late winter. Its new growth will reward this effort. This can even be done with a brush cutter. Isabella is very tough, so cutting it very low will not hurt it.
Isabella grows to about 40cm high, with a wide spread of 50cm, making it an excellent ground cover, that you simply mow or hack back once per year. It is so easy to grow. If mown once per year it will grow to a much lower height.