(LIRIOPE) Royal Purple Lily Turf
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils in part shade. Tolerates a wide range of light conditions and soils. Will grow in close to full shade, but will produce more elongated foliage and spread more slowly. Also has good tolerance for heat, humidity and drought. Foliage is evergreen in warm southern climates, but declines considerably in areas with cold winters. Cut foliage to the ground (mow large plots on high mower setting) in late winter to early spring in preparation for new growth.
rect, showy flower spikes with tiered whorls of dense, violet-purple flowers rise above the leaves in late summer. Flowers give way to blackish berries which often persist into winter.
Zone: 5 to 10
Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Dark purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Air Pollution
Excellent grassy ground cover for shaded areas of the landscape. Best massed as a ground cover or edging plant. Small groups for accent. Rock gardens. Woodland gardens. Containers. Edging for paths or walkways. May be used in some areas as a grass substitute, but it has little tolerance for foot traffic.
PLANT OF MERIT
Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well.
Plants of Merit Selection Criteria
•Easy to grow and maintain
•Not known to be invasive in our area
•Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
•Has outstanding ornamental value
•Reasonably available to purchase
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for slugs and snails. Leaf rot and crown rot may occur.
Products can not be shipped. For local delivery and installation only.