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Ajuga Genus

Bugle

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • Soil pH4.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Ajuga genus (Bugle). This genus consists of low-growing annuals and perennials, in the mint family (Lamiaceae) some of which are evergreen or semi-evergreen. The flowers are produced in spikes of purple, blue or pink. The leaves are opposite and species range in height between 5cm and 50cms.

The name of this genus comes from the Greek 'a' meaning 'not' or 'without' and the Latin word 'iugum' meaning 'yoke' and may refer to the missing upper corolla lip of the flower.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa

Interest and use

Grown for ground cover.

Cultivation

Fully hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in any soil, but will grow more vigorously in moist conditions.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew.

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