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Ajuga reptans

Bugleweed

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  • Ajuga reptans | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDark blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green-purple

Description

Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed). This is a creeping evergreen perennial. The foliage is very attractive and ranges from a deep green laced with bronze to a pink-cream. The flowers are deep blue and held on spikes above the leaf rosettes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Alpine

Origin

Europe, Iran, Caucasus

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden, walls and rock cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out for crown rot; it can be a problem so plant in well-ventilated areas and divide every 2 to 3 years. Powdery mildew.

Propagation

By division

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew, crown-rot and aphids.

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