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Ajuga reptans ‘Jungle Beauty’

Bugleweed

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Jungle Beauty’ (Bugleweed). This cultivar is a semi-evergreen, mat-forming perennial with large, oval, toothed or slightly lobed dark green glossy leaves which are sometimes flushed purple. It has a tall stem and produces spikes of whorled, 2-lipped purplish-blue flowers in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bugle

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden, containers, edging plant. Great for bees.

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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

If growing in containers or hanging baskets, water regularly. This plant prefers semi-shade to full sun. The only maintenance needed is to keep it from spreading from its 'designated spot' in the garden!

Propagation

By division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew, crown-rot and aphids.

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