Liriope 'Royal Purple' - 10 Bare Root Plants
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' is a Dutch import, introduced into the U.S. in 1980 by Andre Viette Nurseries of Virginia and Carroll Gardens of Maryland. 'Royal Purple' reminds us of a flowing robe, or waves of water. Its rich, purple flower racemes are borne more densely than the species.
In fact, the genus was named for Liriope, the "wave-blue water-nymph" and mother of Narcissus. Narcissus, you will recall, was the mythological character who adored himself way too much.
At any rate, 'Royal Purple' spreads nicely and flowers profusely, contributing to its graceful appearance in sun or shade.
Bare root plants such as these are the most economical way to cover large areas.
Name(s): Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple', Lily Turf, Lilyturf, Monkey Grass.
Flower Color: Deep purple.
Bloom Time: Late summer.
Foliage: Evergreen, 3/8 inch to 1/2 inch wide.
Height/Spread: 12 inches to 15 inches x 12 inches to 15 inches.
Climate Zones: 5 or 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sun Exposure: Full sun to full shade.
Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 4.5 to 6.4.
Features: Drought tolerant, low maintenance, lush appearance.
Uses: Xeriscaping, ground cover.
Comments: Bare root Liriope muscari is sold as mature, single divisions. We can not ship this item to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.