Plant Number: 1.030.380   

Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica’


Also known as Bugleweed, this is one of the most commonly planted ground covers for shady areas. This refined selection forms a low carpet of medium-sized, glossy leaves, in an attractive bronzy-brown shade. Short spikes of deep blue flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. vigorous habit. Evergreen. Dislikes very dry shade. Easily increased by either moving rooted new plants at nearly any time during the growing season, or totally ripping apart an established patch into small pieces.

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

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches