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Ajuga reptans - 'Burgundy Glow'' (Bugle)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Variegated multicolour Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ajuga reptans Description

This ground hugging evergreen plant makes ideal ground cover, forming a carpet of white -green foliage with a red 'Glow'. Ajuga produces small spikes of dark blue flowers early summer. Ideal as edging plant or ground cover under shrubs / trees.

Ajuga reptans - Cultivation Notes

Ajuga requires little maintenance spreading naturally into a low growing dense weed suppressing matt. Flourishing on most soils it is hardy, growing in full sun or under partial shade - a good low input all-rounder for under planting / shady groundcover.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Ajuga reptans:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Ajuga reptans

  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Ajuga reptans:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Adjuga, Ajewga, Aduga, Adjuga, Ajuger, Adjuger, Adewga