Growing guide

How to grow liriope

Liriope comes in to its own in the early autumn when it produces flower spikes with small, long-lasting purple or white flowers. It is an undemanding, evergreen perennial with grass-like leaves for the front of dry, shady borders.

Quick facts

  • Tough, hardy perennial
  • Evergreen leaves for all year round interest
  • Purple or white autumn flowers  
  • Good for ground cover
  • Easy to grow in dappled shade
  • Needs some sun to flower well 
  • Suitable for most soils, including dryer spots
  • Rabbits do not eat this plant

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
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