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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Lily Turf(7 of 15)

Liriope muscari

  • Thick, tufted evergreen ground cover with linear foliage

  • Blue-purple flowers in fall followed by a dark berries

  • Plant in full sun to full shade

  • Prune or mow in late winter; divide in spring

  • Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; water freely until established

  • Height: 12 inches

  • Width: 18 inches

Hardy in zones 6-10:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; protect from drying winds.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; protect from drying winds.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to moderate shade; mulch in fall; protect from drying winds.

  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to full shade; mulch in fall; protect from drying winds.

  • Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to full shade; mulch in fall; protect from drying winds.

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