Plant Number: 1.030.230  
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Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’

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(=‘Valfredda’) An interesting selection of Bugleweed from Europe. The unusually narrow foliage is dark green, overlaid with chocolate-brown in during the cooler months and forming a very low mound. Short spikes of showy blue flowers appear in late spring. Not as quick to spread as many of the larger selections, this is useful as a groundcover or edging plant in any shady area with reasonably moist soil. Nice in containers and tubs. Combines beautifully with all kinds of spring-flowering bulbs. Plants may be easily divided in spring or early fall. Seems to be more disease-resistant than many of the older selections on the market. Clip or mow off flower stems after blooming. Sometimes listed as Ajuga × tenorii ‘Valfredda’. Was introduced into North America under the name Chocolate Chip.


Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Bronze

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

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches



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