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Ajuga reptans Atropurpurea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ajuga reptans Atropurpurea Bugleweed, Blue Bugle,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Mat Forming, Running, Spreading

Description:
Compact, dense mat forming groundcover with glossy purple/bronze foliage. Spreads by runners and sprouts a sea of squat blue flower stems in Spring. Good bee attractor and great for running along the front of garden borders. Best in semi-shade, will scorch in full sun.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Embankment, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Roundabouts / Splitters, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Powdery Mildew, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Purple
Flower Colour: Blue
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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