Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Bugle - Ajuga reptans  'Atropurpurea'

Common Name: Bugle
Genus: Ajuga
Species: reptans
Cultivar: 'Atropurpurea'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Bronze, PurpleFlowering Period: April to June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A useful plant for the edge of a shady border Ajuga also makes good groundcover as it soon knits together to form an evergreen carpet. This one has attractive bronze-purple foliage with densely packed small upright spires of deep blue flowers in spring. Tolerates sun or shade and poor soils but does not like to dry out.

  • Garden care: To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late autumn or early spring every two years.

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