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Ajuga reptans ‘Multicolor’

Bugleweed

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June or July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourDeep blue
  • Leaf ColourCream, red, pink

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Multicolor’ (Bugleweed). This cultivar is mat forming and has dark, bronze-green leaves with burgundy pink and cream splashes. The flowers appear in late spring and are deep blue.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant

Other common names

Carpet bugleweed, Bugle

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, shade, rock garden, year-round interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Prefers semi-shade but can tolerate full shade. Leaves can be scorched in full sun. Grow in a sheltered position with moist soil. If growing in containers and hanging baskets, keep the plants well watered.

Propagation

By division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew

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