Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'

Bugleweed

Excellent ground cover that spreads to approximately 3' wide and only reaching a height of 4-6" tall. Forms a compact, weed-blocking mat that grows equally well below shrubs, around rocks, or in troublesome shady locations. Blue flowers in spring on 6" tall spikes are a favorite of bees and the earliest butterflies. Attractive, bronze foliage is most vivid in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall but looks great all year. Semi-evergreen. Foliage may show more green than bronze in very dense shade or during very hot, humid times. Spreads by stolons, but is not invasive.

Excellent ground cover
Blue flowers
Burgundy foliage
Height: 4-6 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Zone: 3-9
Color: Blue

Bugleweed Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Average
Moist
Dry
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Ground Cover
Edging
Container
Accent Plant
Mass Planting
Evergreen
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Fall
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bugleweed

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones. 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.