PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Reineckia carnea

Hyacynth Grass

Plant Type Clumping shrub
Flower Colour Pink
Leaf Shape Grass -small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Exotic
Flower Months Nov-Jan



Liriope Hyacinth (called because of the hyacinth like flower) is a hardy plant, forming clumps of glossy green strap leaves.  It is a small plant growing to 30 to 40 cm tall with clumps of pink or white scented flowers in late spring.  It is easy to grow preferring part to full sun, moist but well drained humus rich soil and is tolerant of most frosts.  Divide, if necessary in spring and follow up with regular applications of  Seasol and Power Feed to keep it looking its best.


Reineckea carnea comes from Japan and is closely related to the Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass) and the two look great planted together.   It is easy to grow and performs well in a range of different conditions.  It is susceptible to snail attack so place eggshells or a good, petsafe, snail bait around them especially in early spring.  Plant alongside Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ for a colorful spring show or in front of a hedge of small lavenders for a contrast of form and color.


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