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indianaplantlover(6)February 26, 2006

Yesterday my neighbor dug up several lirope from his yard and tossed it to the sidewalk to be thrown out with the weed he was digging along his sidewalk. I ask about it and he said he didn't want them for this year. I rescued them but now what do I do with them until spring? For now I put them in a large pot on my covered but not enclosed front porch and put soil on them up to the green. Can I save them or will the shock of being dug up ( it was about 55 degrees yesterday) kill them. Any help guys? Thanks, Vicci

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Liriope is a pretty hardy critter. If your ground isn't frozen, you could probably plant them out right now. If it is frozen, pot them up in some potting mix.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 8:08AM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Ditto what Donn says...they will be fine...

What kind are they? The solid green, or the variegated?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 9:09AM
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Look like solid green to me. They look sheared off at the top like they were run over with a dull lawnmower. So far they havn't wilted. Thank for the help guys. Vicci

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 7:41PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I used to run mine over with a lawn mower each spring to get new growth and more blooms. It worked.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 12:07PM
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I agree Liriope is pretty tuff to kill. mine mulitplies so fast i will never run out of new ones. I also cut mine down in the spring.


    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 10:02PM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

Mine is certainly tuff; it's over 20 years old, has been divided and moved. As long as it didn't dry out it will be fine


    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 7:11AM
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