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Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’

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Great ground cover for shade.

Plant Size
10cm × 15cm × 3

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Plant Finder: about Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’

Common names

Bugleweed, Bugle


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.

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden, bedding.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’ | Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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