- Bugleweed likes partial to full shade and can deal with some direct sunlight but too much sun will scorch your plant. The colors are blue, indigo, violet, white and pink. Most have very dark blue blooms and sometimes has purple flowers also.
Bugleweed Plant - Ajuga Reptans
Bugleweed likes partial to full shade and can deal with some direct sunlight but too much sun will scorch your plant. Soil needs to be well drained and does tolerate low fertility soil and will also grow in poor soils. The height is not in the flower; it is in the stem, and the stem may raise up to 6 inches above the foliage and will spread out about one to three feet. The colors are blue, indigo, violet, white and pink. Most have very dark blue blooms and sometimes has purple flowers also. The foliage color can be three Different types. The types are a light green, a dark green, and variegated. Some foliage may be a light to dark green with a slight hint of purple, maroon, bronze, or even a multi-color. The purple-leaved ones are mostly heated and cold tolerant.
The flower stalks are upright with spikes, and the small flowers are borne along an erect stem that rises about the foliage. The plant is deer resistant. Botanical Latin Name: Ajuga reptans Common Name: Bugleweed, blue bugle, common bugle, carpet bugle Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Mature Height: 4 to 10 inches Spread: 1 foot or more; spreads by runners to form dense mat of vegetation Spacing: 1 foot Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid Flowering Time: Varies, depending on whether planted in fall or spring; seasonal flowering in spring How Long It Flowers: Spring to early summer Flower Color: Blue, purple, pink, or white depending on cultivar Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained medium to fine textured soil Pruning: Mow or hand trim spent blooms; remove surface rooting runners at the perimeter twice a year Flower Form: Evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial ground cover; spreads by runners and forms a dense mat of oval to tongue-shaped leaves with large numbers of flower spikes; varieties available with various foliage colors including light green, dark green, bronze-green, blackish purple, reddish purple, and variegated; small blue, purple, pink, or white bugle-shaped flowers on dense upright spikes; lower-most petal emerges from corolla like forked tongue.
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 25 to .5 feet
Sunlight: Partial to full shade
Blooming: Late sprint to early summer
Soil Conditions: Well-drained
Ships As: Bareroot Plant