Beginning toward the end of July they begin to produce vertical spikes of tiny purple blooms.
Rabbits nibble on liriope but will not do much damage if you have as much as the writer has.
It should be cut back from January to March before new leaves begin to emerge.
It spreads and can be propagated easily and divided easily. Just cut or dig out part of a plant and replant it elsewhere.
While visiting a retired botany professor in Arlington, VA, who was experiencing Alzheimer's disease that was progressing too quickly, we saw liriope lining a garden and I asked: "Is that called li.re.O’pe?" Instead of correcting me harshly she gently said: “It is also called li.ri’ope" (with the accent on the second syllable.) She must have been a gracious professor. After all she had been a professor of botany. Flower people are very gracious.
in Greek mythology Liriope was a "wave-blue water nymph" (see: Tales of Ovid) who was seduced by Cephisos and bore a son. She named him Narcissis. See writeup on Narcissus (further below) for more concerning him, poor self-centered guy. Could this wave-blue nymph have been Smurfette?