Bugleweed Ajuga Plant
A Beautiful evergreen groundcover with delicate lavender blooms all summer long
The bugleweed ajuga plant spreads into dense mats of attractive foliage topped with whorls of flowers of lavender or sometimes violet (color dependent on your soil ph) that blooms from May to June. The leaves come in shades of green, purple, and cream, mottled with pink or bronze. Because it grows more comprehensively than tall, ajuga makes an excellent ground cover for its good looks and its suppression of weeds. It grows via underground stolons, and its botanical name means “creeping.” Though it does prefer moist, rich soil, it can do well in dry soils. For the best foliage, plant in an area with at least three to four hours of sun daily.
Bugleweed Ajuga perennial is a fast grower and easy to grow. It needs little care, planted in hot and humid climates so air can circulate freely around them. If the ajuga plants become too crowded, they can be divided in the spring or fall, and they should be cut back when the flowers fade to highlight the beautiful foliage.
Bugleweed Ajuga Plants are highly sought after for weed control, to stop soil erosion, and as a beautiful groundcover plant
When planting, put the plants 6 to 9 inches apart. Ajuga can tolerate the depredations of rabbits and deer and can be planted near black walnut trees, which often poison other plants. It’s an ideal plant for those shady areas where few plants with pretty flowers will grow. Ajuga also beautifies slopes and banks and provides lovely areas of color around shrubs and trees. It does well for gardeners who don’t want large plant areas in containers and rock gardens.
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 6 to 9 inches
Mature Width: 6 to 12 inches
Sunlight: Full sun to light shade
Soil Conditions: Acid, well-drained loam
Botanical Name: Ajuga reptans
Ship As: Bare root plant
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my ajuga are blooming yay! Thank you for the great plants
Thank you for the awesome review, Susan. We are so pleased to hear it is working just as it should and that you are enjoying it so much!