Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
18 in. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring to summer
Botanical Pronunciation:lir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:5 - 10, 12 - 24
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:18 in. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring to summer
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleContemporary
Design IdeasThis Lilyturf is unique because of its lovely purple flower spikes. Its strap-leaf foliage can be arranged to appear either very formal as edging or quite informal in irregularly shaped drifts and clumps. All Lilyturf species are made-to-order for city gardens or condominium communities. Thrives in courtyards and atriums, where soils remain perpetually moist. Remarkably beautiful in dry streambeds or beside water gardens and fountains. Fits well into Asian-inspired schemes and as a texture contrast in Fern dells. Makes charming potted plants for greenery amidst more exotic blossoms.
Companion PlantsLilac Beauty is the perfect plant for under and around shrubs that prefer some shade, such as Valley Valentine Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'), Kramer's SupremeTM Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica Kramer's SupremeTM) and Silver Blue Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'). Mix this with contrasting variegated Silvery Sunproof Lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof') or Dwarf Bamboo (Sasa pygmaea).
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This genus was classified in the 18th century by Portuguese Jesuit Loureiro in China. He named the genus after mythological nymph, Liriope. Not until the 20th century did L.H. Bailey assign the species there. Early on Liriopes were grouped with the Ophiopogons and known as maidong in their land of origin.
Lore:
In ancient China where paper was an expensive commodity, leaves of this plant were used as bookmarks and thus often found growing at educational institutions and libraries.