Amethyst™ Liriope

Amethyst™ Liriope muscari

  • Stunning deep purple flowers
  • Flowers sit well above the foliage
  • Amethyst™ Liriope grows well all over New Zealand
Amethyst Liriope

Amethyst™ Liriope muscari

Description: The flowers of Amethyst™ Liriope sit high above the foliage, unlike most Liriope. The beautiful long lasting deep purple flowers are a real highlight. The Amethyst™ plant has an excellent foliage form, producing semi-compact dark green clumps. There are other Liriope available that also have good deep purple flowers, but their foliage is very flat compared to Amethyst™ Liriope, and their flowers are shorter. Amethyst™ Liriope grows well all over New Zealand, including northerly humid regions, and bitterly cold areas. In colder climates like Christchurch, it is a good idea to trim the foliage back each year in late winter, allowing the crisp new shoots to emerge with out the clutter of older leaves. On larger projects this may not be possible, but don’t worry, by spring or summer the new clean foliage will dominate the old foliage, giving the plant a refreshed look.

Size: 40cm high x 40cm wide.

Planting Density: 6-10 plants per m², 3-5 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Mass plantings, rockeries, flower gardens, and specimen planting.

Position: Full sun to moderately heavy shade. Suited to a wide variety of soil types. Tolerates frost, drought & humidity.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Use slow release fertiliser in spring. Every year cut back to the ground (will look better with pruning every year, but if it can’t be cut back new growth will cover discoloured leaves by spring or summer).

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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