Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Menu

Chocolate Truffles Bugleweed Ajuga reptans

Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

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).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
6" 14"
Height
3" - 6"
Spread
10" - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    An exciting black ajuga with beautiful glossy leaves; blue flowers in spring

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 6 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Spreading
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    This robust and hardy ajuga looks great in the landscape, beds and containers

    Maintenance 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.

    Dark as night foliage with gorgeously scalloped leaves. A knock-out in patio pots, combos, and as a striking accent with white, gold or light colored plants. Deer-resistant.

  • 3 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
Back to Top

Find plants you love and create idea boards for all your projects.

To create an idea board, sign in or create an account.