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Ajuga reptans

Common Name(s):
Ajuga, Bugle weed
Cultivar(s):
Bronze Beauty, Jungle Beauty, Rubra
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Excellent for moist areas; attracts bumblebees; makes a wonderful ground cover in cool, shady areas where grass will not grow

Season:
Early to late spring
Height:
6-9 in.
Flower Color:
violet blue, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 8
Foliage:
Glossy, medium green, 3 to 4 in.-long, oval-shaped leaves in tight rosettes
Flower:
Blue-violet flowers in spring on 4 to 6 in. spikes; spreads by stolons
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; prefers sandy, well-drained soil but tolerates clay
Size:
3-4 in.
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Compact, dense mat
Propagation:
Seed, cuttings, or division in spring or fall
Exposure:
Partial to full shade
Soil:
Well to moderately drained soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 239

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Chris Alberti
Aguga reptans Snowberry clear wing moth pollinating an Ajuga reptans flower.
Ken Slade, CC BY-ND-2.0
Aguga reptans Mass planting
Museum de Toulouse, CC BY - 2.0
Ajuga reptans Black scallop
Rose Hill Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ajuga reptans Flowers
Paul Appelton, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans
Douneika, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans
Happy Days Photos and Art, CC BY - 2.0