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Ajuga pyramidalis is often confused with:
Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans
Clematis hybrida Clematis 'marcelina' late large flowered
Armeria maritima Armeria maritima

Ajuga pyramidalis

Phonetic Spelling
ah-JOO-gah peer-ah-mid-AH-liss
Description

Ajuga pyramidalis is a perennial plant from the Lamiaceae (mint) family.  It makes a nice ground cover spreading from short rhizomes up to 12 inches.  The pale blue-violet, spiked inflorescence blooms May to June. 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Metallica Crispa Purpurea
  • Mini Crisp Red
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#summer#blue#perennial#weed#purple flowers#pyramidal#blue flowers#spring flowers#mat#ajuga#deer resistant#groundcover#spring interest#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Metallica Crispa Purpurea
  • Mini Crisp Red
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#sun#full sun#partial shade#summer#blue#perennial#weed#purple flowers#pyramidal#blue flowers#spring flowers#mat#ajuga#deer resistant#groundcover#spring interest#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ajuga
    Species:
    pyramidalis
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Bee pollinator
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    sandy soil, clay soil; this plant is resistant to damage by deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Part of the flower is a zygomorphic corolla. Has spike-like inflorescence with dense axillary whorls.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 4-inch leaves, deep green, elliptic-ovate, basal rosette and opposite on stem and densely haired.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer