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Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin's Giant’

Bugleweed

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourDark blue
  • Leaf ColourBronze, purple
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin's Giant’ (Bugleweed). This popular cultivar, also known as Ajuga reptans 'Macrophylla' has very large, dark bronze-purple leaves which grow up to 15 cm long. Dark blue flowers are borne in spike-like whorls up to 30cms high.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Iran, Caucasus

Interest and use

Grown for year round foliage interest as well as for flowers which are attractive to bees. Useful for path and border edging, as ground cover in shady areas as well as in containers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position. Grow in partial shade or shade to avoid scorching of the leaves.

Propagation

By division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildews

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