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Royal Purple Lilyturf

Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'

SKU
00977
Showy spikes of deep purple flowers rise above the arching, dark green, grass-like foliage, followed by clusters of black ornamental berries. A superb groundcover, edging or border plant for partially shaded woodland areas. Excellent for use along rock-edged pools and waterfalls. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationlir-EYE-oh-pee mus-KAR-ee
Average Size at MaturityQuickly forms foliage clump 12 to 15 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasLiriopes are exceptional small perennials that adapt to a wide range of uses due to their clumping form. Line them up for a solid fine textured edging at the back of lawn or along a sidewalk or flagstone path. Use in a mass for shady groundcover in dappled light as it is traditionally used in the Asian garden. A very nice container plants for modern and contemporary gardens when paired with just the right pot.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsPartial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils; adaptable to a range of soil types. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; tolerates mild drought, when established. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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