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Ajuga reptans 'Silver Queen'

Ajuga 'Silver Queen' is a very attractive ground cover with variegated foliage. Leaves are bluish-green with cream mottling. The foliage boasts a burgundy hue in spring. Blue flowers on 6" spikes arise above the foliage in late spring are a magnate for butterflies and bees. Also a great addition to containers!

Variegated foliage
Blue flowers
Excellent ground cover

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Moist
Dry
Good Drainage
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Early Spring

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils with consistent moisture and good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones. Best leaf color may occur in part shade locations. Plants will grow in full shade, but usually with less vigor and less bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. This is a fast-growing plant that will spread by stolons to form an attractive ground cover. Larger plantings may be mowed on a high mower setting to remove spent flower spikes and to tidy the appearance of the planting. String trimmers and hedge shears are also effective for removing spent flower spikes. Space plants 6-9" apart for quick cover.