Liriope muscari
Garden Plant Information

Liriope muscari

 

Liriope muscari - close-up

 

Name

Liriope muscari (also called Big blue lily-turf)

Genus  

Liriope

Species

muscari

Cultivar/variety

 

General description

Grass-like perennial with clustered purple flowers on an upright stem. Useful for autumn colour. Often confused with L. graminifolia.

Season of interest

Flowers in autumn.

Key horticultural features

  1. Upright habit. H: 30cm  S: 45cm

  2. Stem straight, bronze-green.

  3. Flowers lilac, almost spherical, clustered on the upright stem.

  4. Leaves - deep green, blade-like

Cultural details

Aspect

Sun or partial shade.

Soil

Moist, well drained, light. Tolerates neutral soil but prefers acid.

Hardiness

Hardy

Maintenance

Split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn. Generally disease free. Protect young growth from slugs and snails.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring.