groundcover, perennial

Ajuga reptans | Carpet Bugle, Ajuga

This versatile groundcover is one of the best for small-space coverage in shady locations. Growing just a few inches high, it will accept some sun, except in the desert. Partial shade with regular water would be the best prescription. Spikes of blue flowers bloom in spring and summer. Many selections are available with different foliage and flower colors. Ajuga spreads by runners when moisture is available. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet or more.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, shade

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 0F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: blue

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: butterflies