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Ajuga reptans ‘Braunherz’

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green-purple

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Braunherz’ (Bugle). This cultivar has shiny, very dark purple-green leaves forming a mat. Blue flower spikes grow to 20cm in height in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Iran, Caucasus

Interest and use

Grown for both foliage and flowers. Useful for path and border edging, containers and as a ground cover for shady areas.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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 in spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew, crown-rot and aphids.

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