Golden Lily Turf, Lilyturf, Golden Monkey Grass 'PeeDee Ingot'

Liriope muscari

Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Liriope (lir-RYE-oh-pee) (Info)
Species: muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: PeeDee Ingot
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pee Dee Ingot)



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Hudson, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Elkton, Maryland

Scott City, Missouri

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Summerfield, North Carolina

Weaverville, North Carolina

Christiana, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 31, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- My plant was sold to me by Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina as "Peedee gold ingot," but it is growing well and answers to either name. It is in a location where I have had many other plants fail -- I'm not sure why the location is so undesirable. It does have extremes of morning shade and afternoon direct sun, but it seems to be something more than this that is inhospitable. It gets irrigation water every other week from March to October and once a month in winter. Nevertheless, Peedee ingot has been doing well through one and a half winters and one summer. It is a wonderful bright spot of yellow-green.


On Jun 20, 2011, faeden from SF Bay Area, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

It came to Dave's Garden's attention that we had two PlantFiles entries for this Liriope - Peedee Ingot and Pee Dee Gold Ingot. When I started researching to find out if there really were two different cultivars I found many links which spelled them several different ways. This was extremely confusing.

I found in some of the links references to the hybridizer (Ursula Herz) and to her location. This morning I spoke to Mrs. Herz and asked her about the correct name(s). She emphatically stated that there was no Liriope cultivar named Pee Dee GOLD Ingot, that there was only one cultivar of this Liriope, and that its correct spelling was PeeDee Ingot.

I have therefore deleted one PlantFiles entry and revised t... read more