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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
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Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorDark Purple
BloomsSummer Blooms, Summer Foliage, Summer Berries
Foliage ColorGrey / Silver, Medium Green
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width.5' to 1'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Aztec Grass

Aztec Grass is a fast and moderate growing groundcover plant, ornamental grass and perennial plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6A through 10B. It matures to an average height of 1 inch to 1 foot and an average width of 6 inches to 1 foot, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained or moderately drained. In the summer Aztec Grass produces dark purple flowers. The foliage is grey / silver and medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Aztec Grass can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in mass plantings, in containers or planters, as a border or edger, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as an accent, under a shade tree, as a groundcover, in landscape beds or islands or for erosion control and also in rock or xeriscape gardens, theme gardens, cottage gardens, perennial gardens or shade gardens.

This densely clumping, evergreen, grasslike perennial is quite attractive when grouped in a mass as a groundcover Spreading by underground rhizomes, Lilyturf quickly creates a 12-inch-tall, dark green mat, accented by attractive spikes of lilac purple blooms.

More About Aztec Grass...

Aztec Grass is a densely clumping, evergreen perennial with purple blooms that appear in summer. The foliage is variegated medium green with silvery-gray striping. Aztec Grass spreads by underground rhizomes making it an excellent groundcover or underplanting when planted in mass. An excellent choice for planting underneath Red Japanese Maples and othe trees with darker leaves. 

USDA Zone: 6-10

Size: 1 foot tall and spreading habit

Sun Exposure: Full sun or part shade

Soil / Moisture: Prefers well drained soil and average to low water needs

Tolerances: Resistant to  heat, drought, insects, disease, mildew, and deer

Attracts: Birds, Visual attention

Notable Characteristics: Variegated grass-like foliage, purple flowers

Uses & Styles: Excellent for use as wide spreading borders, in containers, mass groupings, Japanese gardens, mass groundcover plantings, ornamental grass gardens, perennial gardens, and for underplanting trees. 

 

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