Plant Number: 1.030.220   

Giant Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’


Also known as Bugleweed, there are many selections, used widely as groundcovers for shady gardens. This is one of the largest-growing varieties, forming a vigorous mound of deep bronzy-red spinach-like leaves. Spikes of blue flowers are attractive in spring. Excellent for edging. Combines beautifully with spring flowering bulbs, particularly yellow tulips or daffodils. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil, but will tolerate short periods of summer drought. Easily divided in spring or early fall. An especially good selection for containers and mixed tubs. Evergreen.

Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches