Lily Grass

All About Lily Grass

Lily grass is a very popular plant and is frequently used as filler for floral arrangements. As such, they are often found in wedding bouquets as well as corsages and boutonnieres. Throughout this article we will examine everything you need to know about the infamous lily grass.

This grass is extremely attractive and obviously is used in a variety of weddings. Not only is this plant ideal for filling the bouquets of extremely formal wedding ceremonies, but it is also perfect for any laid-back wedding. Florists are extremely aware of the creative uses of lily grass as well as the flowers that the filler complements. Having this grass in your arrangements allows you to use more colorful flowers because it brings balance to the bouquet.

In terms of height, the plant can range anywhere from eighteen to twenty-four inches in height. For anyone attempting to grow this grass, spacing of anywhere from nine to twelve feet is recommended. This grass also acts as a great filler to your gardens. In terms of hardiness zones, it tends to do well in anything from zones seven to ten. Be sure to plant in full sun or partial shade for best results. Also, be prepared to have a bluish green production that is sure to meet your decorative needs.

However, you can also order this floral addition from a variety of places off the Internet. The grass typically arrives in packages with about fifty shoots, which may sound like a lot but is only about a hand-full. Each piece of grass is approximately one-fourth of an inch appearing green and white. Great for those wishing to have this plant as part of their wedding, availability is year around since it can be grown at any time in Central and South America. Again, ordering online is definitely an option and shipment is safe for these plants.

Delving a little more into the specifics, this plant is also commonly referred to as Liriope, which is the botanical name. When using for decoration, it will generally last anywhere between twelve and eighteen days. In order to keep them alive until needed, be sure to place them in plenty of water and feel free to add about fifteen to twenty drops of bleach.

This plant gets its roots from parts of Japan, Philippines, as well as China. Obviously as the name suggests, it is close to the lily. However, other relatives include asparagus, hyacinth, and even the tulip. This evergreen is highly attractive and used for a variety of decorative purposes, as mentioned above. You can also use this plant to line your walkway or driveway at home, because it is great at defining an area in an attractive way. This is why another name for this is “border grass.”


If you are interested in growing your own supply, for either decoration or landscaping, then you will be pleased to know that it is truly a survivor plant. It will grow in many diverse locations and regions and is not hard to maintain at all. All you really have to do is put it where you want it and let it flourish and thrive. This plant has become one of the most popular additions to lawns and gardens, especially in the Southeastern United States. Therefore, it should be easy to find someone to help you with cultivating this plant if you need assistance.

In summary, the lily grass is a wonderful addition to any garden, home, or wedding for its simple yet elegant look and ease of use. If you are interested in a nice look for your event or lawn, then this grass could be for you.