Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'

Bugleweed

Huge, shiny, mahogany-purple leaves form an 8" mound of attractive foliage, topped with deep blue spikes, to 10" in May. Larger flowers than many cultivars of Ajuga, the floral display is not only stunning, it is a magnate for butterflies and bees. A ground-hugging, creeping plant that is quite useful as a ground cover or for containers. A vigorous grower for moist, rich soils.

Amazing floral display
Great ground cover
Attracts butterflies
Height: 8-10 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Zone: 4-9
Color: Blue

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
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Attributes
Dry Sun
Container
Accent Plant
Mass Planting
Evergreen
Dry Shade
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
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.