Lily Turf 'Royal Purple' {50 Bare Root plants}

An absolutely regal blend of emerald green foliage and jewel-like amethyst blooms in late summer, Royal Purple brings the palace outdoors. Stunning evergreen (3/8 to 1/2 inch wide) leaf blades, hyacinth-like blossoms and a moderate to fast growth rate ensure that your garden will be resplendent with color whether it is fully shaded or sunny.

Royal Purple sets a stately stage as a border for formal gardens. Suitable for southern gardens or in shady and dry places where little else grows, you find Royal Purple tolerates heavy shade, a wide range of well-drained soils and is drought and heat resistant.

What landscape designers love about this Liriope is the wide range of uses including container plantings, rock gardens, woodland gardens, seashore plantings, borders, massing, and groundcovers. When placed in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in light shade, Royal Purple will absolutely blow your mind with lush foliage and decadent blossoms.

Things to Note
If planting in zone 5, be sure to check with your local extension to confirm winter hardiness in your area.

Gardener Tips
We absolutely adore Royal Purple placed in clumps beside mounds of Coral Bells and Oertel's Rose Yarrow. The foliage on this trio is enough to fill a garden with gorgeous textural and color interest even without their lovely blooms.

If you are considering purchasing this plant in bare root form, please read about bare root plants so you know what to expect.
General information about Liriope muscari (Lily Turf):
With slim spears of foliage, Liriope muscari is not only a lush perennial, it is often a gardener’s best solution. Perfect for banks, beds and at the base of trees where roots will not permit grass to grow, Liriope muscari proves virtually indestructible in stubborn areas.

They tolerate drought, heat, humidity, slopes and moist areas and deer tend to avoid them. Outstanding for erosion control and choking out weeds, Liriopes also gracefully fill those shady, dry spots where nothing else grows.

Liriopes are the perfect living border, creating stately outlines for formal gardens, and in southern gardens, when other plants wilt, they thrive. Of course Liriopes are famous as low-maintenance turf substitutes, and with the exception of Big Blue and Liriope spicata (both are creepers), they stay in clumps.

We’ve narrowed down the selections for you to what we feel are some of the top varieties offering a range of color, size and superior hardiness. Be warned, once you start perusing, you’ll find yourself wanting more than one variety. They’re just that beautiful!

Important note about bare root Liriope
Liriope is not like other perennials, it grows much slower the first year when transplanted from bare roots than from potted plants. Do not expect much growth the first season after transplanting bare roots. If you seek substantial growth the first summer after transplanting, buy potted plants.

Why all the confusion about the common names?
In 1763, the French botanist Michael Adanson described a plant (probably Liriope) that he called Mondo, which remains a common name today.

A few years later, Carl Peter Thunberg described a plant, which he named Convallaria japonica. This species is now known as Ophiopogon japonicus.

A decade later, Portugese botanist Joao de Loureiro described and named the plant we now know as Liriope muscari. Nearly 100 years later Joseph Decaisne described the same species as Ophiopogon muscari.

Over time there have been numerous discussions regarding these plants and the proper botanical names for them. Today, both Liriope and Ophiopogon are treated as distinct genera. In addition to sharing the name Mondo, the plants are also interchangably called Lilyturf and Monkey Grass.

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05/23/2018 By Sharon Kehaya
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Royal Purple' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The shipment arrived in perfect condition. The plants had excellent root development. Very pleased with every aspect of my purchase experience and I highly recommend classy groundcovers.
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05/17/2018 By Steven A Spaulding
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Royal Purple' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
We ordered 50 - 3 1/2" pots of Liriope muscari - 'Royal Purple' on a Monday evening and got them on Friday. The plants look great and were not damaged. They are all planted and so far look great and are beginning to grow already. Hats off to Classy Groundcovers... Read full review >
Plants came nicely wrapped and fresh. I had ordered some last year and they look beautiful now. Needed more to fill in my bed and actually didn't order enough. Just placed a 3rd order!! The 'Royal Purple' is a brilliant color and the spikes are very long lasting.
They mailed my plants real soon after I ordered them... The plants arrive in wonderful shape and they were mature size plants... Would order from them again and again..... Thanks Classy Groundcovers....
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08/28/2017 By Colette Winkler
Product reviewed: Lily Turf 'Royal Purple' {50 Bare Root plants}
Our plants arrived in the midst of all that heat and were in great condition. They are in the ground and we are so happy to have them planted!!!

Thank you for your great service.

Joyfully,
Colette Winkler
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In northern zones where winter snow will crush the foliage, consider shearing (or mowing on high) in late fall or very early spring to avoid a period of ratty-looking dead foliage in the spring that can impede new spring growth.

Shearing in southern zones is optional, you may elect to do it just to maintain the most attractive appearance.
This plant can be susceptible to Anthracnose, especially in southern zones. If it develops brown spots in winter, cut the foliage back (to the ground is OK) in early spring.
General information that applies to all plants:
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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
(AKA Lilyturf, Border Grass, Monkey Grass)
Pronunciation: lih-RY-oh-pee muss-KAR-ee

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