Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
Description: A clump forming evergreen perennial with dark green grass like foliage. In late summer this is topped with a mass of rich purple flower spikes which give a superb show. These are followed by berries which give additional interest truning from green to black and the upright spikes give good late autumn and winter interest.
Uses: Good at the front of a border as an edging plant and for mass planting used as effective ground cover in shaded locations.
Climate/Position: Prefers shade but will tolerate some sun. Also drought tolerant.
Height/Spread: 30 cm x 40 cm
Soil Requirements: Any soil but good in free draining sandy soils as the water filled tubers will tolerate drought.
Pruning: Avoid cutting back the leaves. You can rake through in spring to remove dead leaves and keep tidy.
Special Requirements: Plants can be divided in March /April if clumps are very large but do not cut back the leaves as this will spoil the show.
Additional Interest: muscari refers to plant resembling the spring flowering bulb Muscari which has similar leaves and flowers.