The giant liriope is an evergreen perennial that grows in clumps with long leaves that arch and bend away from the center of the plant. The plant produces purple flowers that tower above the leaves on spikes during the spring and summer seasons and berries in the fall.
Native to China, Vietnam and Japan, the giant liriope does well in the United States due to its hardy nature. It is drought-resistant and tolerates frost, but it prefers to grow in coastal areas and the Midwest. When it is planted near fences, the giant liriope effectively controls weeds. This ornamental plant is often used to line walkways or border garden areas.