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Ajuga reptans ‘Purple Torch’

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.2m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourLight green, purple-bronze

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Purple Torch’ (Bugle). This cultivar, formerly known as 'Little Court Pink', has light green foliage which turns purple-bronze in winter. The soft pink flowers are plentifully produced on spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa

Interest and use

Grown for ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH4.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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