I have tried several ajugas and this excels in vigor, toughness, strong color retained throughout all seasons and spreads vigorously as desired.
Mahogany Bugleweed Ajuga reptans
- 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).
Deep, rich mahogany leaves and blue flowers in spring; tolerates deep shade and bad conditionsAward WinnerFall InterestHeat TolerantDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:3 - 6 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-TrueFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Black/PurpleHabit:SpreadingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
This robust and hardy Ajuga looks great in the landscape, beds and containersMaintenance 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.
Marina McShane, Oregon, United States, 9 years ago
I grow this under a palm tree in my patio, and it seems anguish overtime!! I have a sprinkler shower them twice a weekTony, Florida, United States, 9 years ago
this is spreading and the color is beautifulRussell Studebaker, Michigan, United States, 9 years ago
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