Liriope Royal Purple

Product Description

Brighten up your landscape all through summer and fall with the Liriope Royal Purple’s stunningly elegant deep violet and deep purple flower clusters!

This easily grown royal purple lily turf is widely known for its attractive dark green grass like foliage and its densely packed royal purple blooms that turn to black berries in the fall.

The Liriope royal purple flower spikes appear in early spring and last throughout the growing season. The liriope flower stalks resemble grape hyacinth. The green leaves have year long interest.

Liriope Royal Purple Care

The Royal Purple Liriope grass will grow in part sun to partially shaded areas, but prefer a mixture of both. They can tolerate full sun if planted in a spot with afternoon full shade. They have good tolerance to heat, humidity and are drought tolerant.

The muscari purple liriope plant has no serious insect or disease problems and may be used for ground covers or edging plants. It will grow up to 1 feet tall and wide give or take and up to 18 inches.

Similar to monkey grass with purple flowers, this grass grows in a clumping form and prefers well drained soils. The Liriope muscari royal purple plant needs to be watered regularly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and it will last for years to come. These are already established plants and will grow quickly in whatever planting site you choose.

Grows in a wide range of soil conditions or locations and is commonly seen in woodland gardens. The Liriope plant will grow across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-11.

Shop the Royal Purple Liriope for sale. A very easy to grow, fast growing live plant.

Check out the Grow Guide for Liriope Plants and When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses more information on growing and caring for these low maintenance shrubs.

Botanical Name

Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'

Sunlight Partial Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height .75-1.5 ft
Mature Width .75-1.5 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy flowers
  • Drought tolerant
  • Groundcover

Shipping Info

Once your Liriope Royal Purple order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The easily grown, low maintenance Liriope is adaptable to most soil types and light conditions. It thrives in moist (but not soggy), fertile soils in part shade. It is somewhat drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly until then.

Once annually in late winter, a lawnmower on a high setting can be used to prune the Liriope back for rejuvenated spring growth.

For a hedgerow accent or for ground cover, space the Liriope 1 foot apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Royal Purple Liriope, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Marsue

    Very impressed with customer service, how quickly my order was shipped and how my plants arrived!

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  3. Carol Kranzman (verified owner)

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    Plants nice size and healthy! In ground doing good!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Carol, thank you for your review on our Royal Purple Liriope. We are glad you love your new plants!

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