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Ajuga chamaepitys

Ground pine

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Ajuga chamaepitys (Ground pine). This is an evergreen annual or perennial. It will form a clump, with linear opposite leaves. The small yellow flowers are produced in racemes and have in a dark red nectar guides (dots and sometimes lines in the centre of the petals to guide bees to the nectaries and subsequently the pollen).

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant

Other common names

Yellow bugle

Origin

Britain, Europe

Interest and use

Found in grassy places.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH4.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You can grow in any type of soil as long as it is moist with partial sun.

Propagation

Propagate by seed, division or by softwood cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew.

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