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Bugleweed

Botanical Name
Ajuga reptans
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
6 to 9 inches
Width
24 to 36 inches
Flowers
Spring: violet-blue, red, white, purple
Light
Sun to shade (excessive sun may scorch leaves)
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Divide anytime
  • Can move into grassy areas
  • Allow good air circulation and drainage to reduce risk of rot
Problems
Crown rot, fungal leaf spot, fungal root rot, southern blight
Varieties
  • Burgundy Glow - red tinged leaves with a silvery sheen, cream and pink margins
  • Chocolate Chip - elongated purplish-burgundy foliage, blue flowers

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