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Great ground cover for shade.
Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’ (Bugleweed). An evergreen, ground-cover perennial, spreading freely by runners. Has small rosettes of rounded, dark-purple leaves tinted bronze on a bronze stem. In the spring, short spikes of blue flowers appear.
Watch out for crown rot; it can be a problem so plant in well-ventilated areas and divide every 2 to 3 years. Powdery mildew.
Ground cover, shade, rock garden, bedding.
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