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Mahogany 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" 18"
Height
3 - 6"
Spread
12 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Deep, rich mahogany leaves and blue flowers in spring; tolerates deep shade and bad conditions

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 6 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    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.

  • 3 Reviews

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    • I have tried several ajugas and this excels in vigor, toughness, strong color retained throughout all seasons and spreads vigorously as desired.

      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 week

      Tony
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • this is spreading and the color is beautiful

      Russell Studebaker
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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