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Liriope muscari 'Amethyst' (Liriope)

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Plant description

liriope muscari amethyst

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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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: lizards, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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