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So the only thing I can find is that monkey grass can cause GI issues if alot is consumed. I don't see it on any toxic or nontoxic lists. Any one had any experience with it before? My dad has a truck load of it from digging it up at my aunt's and thought it could be a good fence boarder near the arena but hear it spreads. Just trying to figure out if it is worth planting.
 

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Liriope spreads to the point it becomes invasive within 3 years time. Could I interest you in another truck load? Started with a few plants, spaced 3' apart as part of lower growing boarder edging and have been digging it up for the past 5 years straight. It took over the inside of the planting bed, the gravel walkway beside it, and I mow or weed eat down plants the birds reseeded from the berries, in the yard, under trees, ect. regularly.
 

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Oh wow yeah sounds like I will be sending it back to my aunt's then lol. She liked it but my dad and uncle apparently dug it up to use that flower bed for some thing else. Not to crazy about invasive plants. Well honeysuckle I do like but the horses and goats love it as a snack.

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I have lots of it. A common use down here is to plant it around trees, sheds, yard decorations. It spreads out and doesn't climb. It makes a thick, weed-stopping mass.
I use it around my fence on the yard side and it helps secure the bottom of the chain link.
The goats keep the pasture side trimmed, I have never noticed any ill effects.
There are several varieties, I have mostly a short, dark green one.I will get a pic later.
 
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