Frost Tolerant
Low to No Irrigation
Low Water Use
No Irrigation
Part Shade

AMETHYST ™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRTP’

Common Name: Lilyturf

Amethyst has an excellent foliage form, producing semi-compact dark green clumps. There are other Liriope available with deep purple flowers, but their foliage is very flat, and their flowers are shorter.


Mass plantings, Rockeries, and Borders


Full sun to moderate or heavy shade


Amethyst grows well all over Australia, including hot humid regions, and bitterly cold areas. In colder climates like Melbourne, or Canberra, it is a good idea to trim the foliage back each year in mid to 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.


  • Bird Attracting
  • Borders
  • Climber
  • Conifers
  • Containers
  • Deciduous Tree
  • Evergreen Tree
  • Exotic
  • Ferns
  • Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Grasses
  • Ground Cover
  • Hedging
  • Indoor
  • Native
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Ornamental Tree
  • Palms
  • Roses
  • Scented Flowers
  • Screening
  • Shade
  • Shrubs
  • Standard
  • Topiary

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