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Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’

Pyramidal bugle

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.05m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourPurplish deep-green

Description

Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’ (Pyramidal bugle). This cultivar is a semi-evergreen, creeping perennial with oblong to spoon-shaped, deep green, metallic-looking, crinkly, hairy leaves, above which appear spikes of whorled, 2-lipped, blue flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bugle

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in semi-shade for the best foliage colour.

Propagation

By division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew.

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