Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed)
Ajuga Reptans - Bugleweed : Do you hate pulling weeds? If you need a fast-spreading groundcover plant for natural weed control, look no further than TN Nursery's Ajuga reptans, commonly called bugleweed.
Ajuga reptans is a native plant to western Asia and Europe.
Ajuga reptans will display a show of color in the mid-spring. That's when you will see tall spikes of vibrant purple flowers that will pop against your landscaping. The plant's flowers are tubular, with two unequal lips. Flowers are clustered along the stems and may reach eight or ten inches tall. As the flowers fade in the heat, the foliage becomes more prominent.
Though its flowers are attractive, the foliage is the real star. During the warm days of the early to mid-spring, Ajuga reptans plants develop rich, dark green foliage. The greenery creates a mat of leaves, often forming attractive whorls. Later in the season, the leaves show off bronze and burgundy tones in the autumn months.
Ajuga reptans Will Cover Your Ground Quickly
Ajuga reptans spreads quickly. Each plant can extend as far as eighteen inches wide. The spread of bugleweed is similar to grass--it sends out several small stems that take root nearby and grow new plants. The significant and rapid growth of these new groundcover plants means you can quickly fill in a gardening bed. Once the bugleweed takes over, your weeds will be but a distant memory.
Although Ajuga reptans prefers shady to semi-shade growing conditions, it is a vigorous and resilient plant that can adapt to sunshine in most growing zones.
This plant is also relatively maintenance-free, as long as you plant it in a spot with reasonably good drainage. The plant might require minimal care, such as cutting back runners two or three times a year and cutting the flower spikes after they finish their show of blooms.
This groundcover plant also tolerates moist to moderately dry soil and has a centralized root system. Bugleweed is unfussy and grows in most soil conditions without much help from the gardener--this makes Ajuga reptans an ideal garden solution for anyone who wants a plant that will take over, choke out weeds, and remain carefree and beautiful for a long season.
Ajuga reptans is available online at TN Nursery
Order your Ajuga reptans from TN Nursery--you will be on your way to spending less time weeding.
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They are doing well and look amazing
Great plants at a decent price. Didnt like waiting till fall for them though
Placing another order now
I am aware that once the plant is shipped its up to the post office but the USPS needs to get their act together! Plants were wonderful
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April