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Liriope muscari


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Liriope muscari

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Liriope muscari is an evergreen perennial with neat, low, grassy foliage, from which masses of blue-purple spikes, similar to grape hyacinths, emerge in autumn.It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and can be left undisturbed for many years to form low-maintenance ground cover. Tolerant of drought, it's also suitable for growing beneath trees and shrubs.

For best results grow Liriope muscari in well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Cut back old leaves and divide congested clumps in spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Convallariaceae

Genus: Liriope

Species: muscari

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: August to November

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