I got this as a division from a gardening friend a couple of years ago. It has spread lushly around the border and I have now divided it many times. Beautiful in either shade or full sun. Just bigger in full sun. Drought tolerant. Deer don't like it. I have it w. heuchera caramel and/or chartreuse. Lovely. Also w. Bloody sorrel. Very interesting. Lovely massed or as an accent.
Catlins Giant Bugleweed Ajuga reptans
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Lush, full, colorful foliage all season; blue flowers in spring; tolerates deep shade and bad conditionsFall InterestHeat TolerantDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:5 - 8 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:10 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:SpreadingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in color bowls, deck or patio containers and landscapingMaintenance Notes:
Fast growing plants spread by underground stems to create a great groundcover. Divide clumps when plantings get over crowded. Remove spent flowers, shears or even mowing on a high setting can quickly take care of the old flowers.
Linda, District Of Columbia, United States, 7 years ago