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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.
Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs
Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa
Grown for ground cover.
Fully hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in any soil, but will grow more vigorously in moist conditions.
Propagation is by division in the spring or autumn.
Susceptible to powdery mildew.
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