Ajuga reptans 'Gaiety'

Bugleweed

Ajuga 'Gaiety' is similar to A. 'Burgundy Glow', but exhibits much deeper burgundy foliage hues. Lilac flowers appear on 4-6" flower spikes and form a breathtaking wave of color in spring. A hardy, reliable ground cover that is equally at home in sun or nearly full shade. Flowers also are a favorite of pollinators such as bees and butterflies!

Bronze foliage
Lilac flowers
Excellent ground cover
Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Zone: 4-9
Color: Lavender

Bugleweed 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
Attributes
Dry Shade
Container
Ground Cover
Dry Sun
Drought Tolerant
Accent Plant
Mass Planting
Evergreen
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
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.