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Plant Identification: anyone recognize which cultivar of liriope this is?

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originaljazzgirl
Fairfax
United States

November 14, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9333445

Kind of yellow-tipped - really striking - couldn't find anything like it on line.

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 14, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9333496

The "yellow tipped" appearance is typical in autumn. It could be any one of many cultivars of Liriope muscari.
originaljazzgirl
Fairfax
United States

November 14, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9333500

Hi, thanks - I took these pictures in August (zone 7A) - I also have several liriope cultivars and they don't get a yellow-tipped appearance, they are all evergreen in my zone...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9333711

I might also suggest a couple other things...one possibility is sunburn/windburn...and the other is possibly Pythium splendens, a fungal infection...it will cause leaf tips to yellow and eventually rot the plants roots. There is also Phytophthora palmivora, the common root rot fungus, but it starts at the base of the plant rather than the tips and would be very obvious.

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/liriope.pdf

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/D78B96B7-896F-4DDD-980D-E7BD2A79C26C/80048/pub3189CrownRotofLiriopeLOWRES.pdf
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9333808

I agree with moon, looks like some sort of disease, cultural issue, etc vs how it ought to look naturally.
originaljazzgirl
Fairfax
United States

November 15, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9333875

Thanks everybody, too bad because I found the yellow-tipped appearance really striking. But this explains why I couldn't find any cultivar that looks like it. Kind of weird though that a liriope would be diseased or damaged by weather, they are so tough. And that the disease would be so uniform. I'll have to take another look at it now that it's cold. If I get to do that I'll take a pic & put it up here.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 15, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9333879

That may be one of the cultivars that does better with afternoon shade and what you see is sunburn...that would account for the more uniform coloration.
originaljazzgirl
Fairfax
United States

November 17, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9335901

Now that's a thought. Interesting that I kind of dig the sunburn if that's what it is... :-) Going to try to take another look at it tomorrow & get another picture.

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