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Ajuga genevensis

Blue bugle

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep violet-blue, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Ajuga genevensis (Blue bugle). This species is a clumped evergreen perennial with upright stems about 40cm high and mid green obovate leaves. The flowers will bloom in the spring with spikes of whorls about 10cm tall; they are deep violet-blue or sometimes pink-white. The plant can grow 20-40cm high and 45cm wide.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herb

Origin

S.W. Asia, S. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part 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, by separating the root stems or by softwood cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew.

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