Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Common Name: Bugle
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.15 m (15 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Purple||Flowering 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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