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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Liriope muscari 'Amethyst' is a brilliantly tough, low maintenance clumping perennial plant with deep purple flowers held high above the deep green foliage. It suits a wide range of conditions, from sun to deep shade, most soils, and will grow from cold areas to humid warm climates. A good plant for massed planting, and great for banks, for garden edgings and driveway gardens and low maintenance container growing. Rarely troubled by pests or diseases.
Plant in a well dug soil and keep moist till established. Mulch to keep weed growth down. Cut back foliage hard once a year if needed to keep the plant looking fresh, new leaves will sprout from the underground fibrous root system.
Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: lizards, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.0-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.