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Royal Purple Liriope

Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'

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Royal Purple Liriope (Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Royal Purple Liriope flowers

Royal Purple Liriope flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Royal Purple Liriope (Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Royal Purple Liriope in bloom

Royal Purple Liriope in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Border Grass, Lilyturf, Lily Turf

Description:

A tufted grass like perennial that features a clump of arching, glossy, dark green leaves; features a beautiful display of deep purple flower spikes; best used as an edging plant or massed as a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Royal Purple Liriope features dainty spikes of deep purple flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage in late summer. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. It features an abundance of magnificent black berries in early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Royal Purple Liriope is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Royal Purple Liriope is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Royal Purple Liriope will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features


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