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Liriope Grass Royal Purple

Purple Monkey Grass Royal Purple, Liriope muscari, Monkey Grass



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Commonly knowns as Lily Turf or Monkey Grass, Royal Purple is a tough, popular groundcover with beautiful spiky purple blooms. Shade or sun. (Liriope muscari)

Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season and purple flower spikes in late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

This really useful plant is a beauty lining walks, or defining the front of a border. Its easy to grow, spreads nicely, and stays low. Best of all, this hybrid gives you beautiful purple flowers each summer.

Whether you call it Lilyturf, Monkey Grass, or Liriope, once you've planted it, that area is done. Lilyturf is not really a grass or a lily, but you'll love it.

Common Name Monkey Grass
Botanical Name Liriope muscari
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season and purple flower spikes in late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Winter Interest, Plants for Small Spaces
Additional Information Royal Purple is a clump grass that should be divided every 3-4 years.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsMonkey Grass Royal Purple

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beautiful flower


from maui

About Me Professional Landscaper


  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Ground cover

    Comments about American Meadows Monkey Grass Royal Purple:

    would love the variegated liriope. discount in bulk?

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Love the Purple


    from Liberty, South Carolina

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Monkey Grass Royal Purple:

    I use this beautiful plant to define borders in my garden. I always plant it around new beds to help hold soil in the bed and to indicate to my yard man that he must stop here when mowing. Has saved both of us some grief. This dark purple color is striking in the landscape. The birds love the black fruit that follows the flowers. I don't think you can kill it and it really will grow anywhere you need it. Great for starting gardeners. I often add a small clump to containers. Fills the space and will get along with everything. EASY.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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