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The deep blue flower spikes of Bugle. Spreading by means of overground runners that frequently root, flowers April - July and is attractive to a variety of insects including White-tailed Bumblebees, Green-veined White Butterflies, Silver Y Moths and Common Carder Bees.
Like many of our native plants, Bugle is an excellent source of nectar
To encourage wildlife into your garden, try planting native flower species in your borders to provide a 'nectar-cafe'.
Bugleweed, Carpet bugleweed, Bugle, Brown bugle carpenter's herb middle compound, Middle consound, Yellow bugle
Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed). This is a creeping evergreen perennial. The foliage is very attractive and ranges from a deep green laced with bronze to a pink-cream. The flowers are deep blue and held on spikes above the leaf rosettes.
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, walls and rock cover.