Plant Number: 1.030.500   

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Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica Crispa’

  

Also known as Bugleweed, this is one of the most commonly planted ground covers for shady areas. Plants quickly form a low carpet of medium-sized leaves in an attractive bronze-purple shade. Foliage takes on metallic overtones on mature summer leaves especially if planted in full sun. Short spikes of blue flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. Vigorous habit and evergreen in most regions. Not the best choice for extremely dry shade conditions, like under maple or evergreen trees. Will perform well in tubs or mixed containers and when planted en masse. Easily divided in spring or fall, the plants make runners that root into the ground. These can be moved to start a new patch.


Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Occasional

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Purple Black

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches