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Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’

Bugleweed

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDark purple-blue
  • Leaf ColourDeep bronze purple

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Atropurpurea’ (Bugleweed). An evergreen, ground-cover perennial, spreading freely by runners. Has small rosettes of rounded, dark-purple leaves tinted bronze on a bronze stem. In the spring, short spikes of blue flowers appear.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bugle

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden, bedding.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 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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