Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

Bugle - Ajuga reptans  'Catlin's Giant'

Common Name: Bugle
Genus: Ajuga
Species: reptans
Cultivar: 'Catlin's Giant'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Bronze, PurpleFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light 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 large glossy bronze-purple leaves with dense upright spires of purple spring flowers. This variety is perfect for covering large areas since it has bigger leaves and is particularly vigourous. It also copes well with sun 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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