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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'

Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Liriope (lir-RYE-oh-pee) (Info)
Species: muscari (mus-KAR-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Purple

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Conway, Arkansas

Clarkston, Georgia

Springfield, Illinois

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 26, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- Liriope muscari Royal Purple has been growing in my garden for about 20 years. It is now a foot diameter clump, right next to a L. muscari Monroe White, which has slightly shorter leaves. Both bloom annually. They are in partial shade, with a bit of noon sun. Water is every other week in summer and none in winter, except precipitation. It doesn't seem to mind the heat.