Ajuga Reptans

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Ajuga Reptans is a Substitute Lawn Covering

Gardeners in rural areas will appreciate that it is rabbit and deer-resistant. Ajuga is commonly known as Carpetweed or Bugleweed and is helpful as a ground cover and thrives in containers. It is perfect for shaded areas where it is difficult to find other flowering plants that will succeed. Planting the Ajuga Reptans on slopes helps to prevent soil erosion. The leaves of the Ajuga will vary in color depending on the variety chosen, but all will produce blue blooms throughout the summer.

The foliage will often darken to a bronze color in the fall. The plants are spread by runners and will grow to a height of approximately four inches. Ajuga vine will thrive in zones 3-9 and is exceptionally durable; Even when the foliage is damaged, the plant will typically regrow from the root the following year. The plants do not require pruning, but some gardeners choose to mow or trim the plants after the blooms have died; As long as the root is not damaged, the plant will return.

Ajuga Reptans is Useful as a Foundation Plant

Bugleweed likes to grow in acid, loamy but well-drained soil. It’s a member of the mint family and doesn’t want conditions to be too wet or too dry. If the climate’s too wet, the crown will rot. If it’s too dry, the plant will die back. Besides a substitute lawn, bugleweed is also helpful as a foundation plant, in planters, as edging, or in bed. If a gardener grows bugleweed from seed, the seed sows in the late summer or the fall. Ajuga Reptans a planting zone of 3-10 and a height of six to nine inches. It requires rich/moist soil and has a fast growth rate. Ajuga Reptans are adaptable and resistant to pests. They make beautiful fillers to landscapes that have issues with patchiness. Ajuga Reptans are small shrubs with leaves that range from green to red and grow close to the ground.

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Ajuga, often known as Carpetweed or Bugleweed, is a useful groundcover that grows well in pots. It is ideal for dark places where not many flowering plants can thrive that well.

You can even reduce soil erosion by planting Ajuga Reptans on slopes. The hue of the Ajuga leaves varies depending on their type, but they all produce blue blooms throughout summer. In fall, their foliage often turns a copper tint. The Ajuga runners disseminate the plants, which reach around four inches tall. The Ajuga vine grows well in zones 3 to 10, with good air circulation, and it is incredibly hardy. It is rabbit and deer-resistant, which often appeals to gardeners in rural locations. Reptans Ajuga is a stoloniferous perennial with upright burgundy glow flower spikes of dark blue or purple flowers that grow well in mid to late spring and early summer. These flowers often form a large mat of dark green, obovate leaves.

Bugleweed prefers acidic, loamy heavy soils that drain well. It belongs to the mint family and prefers neither moist nor dry. Its crown will rot if the weather is too humid; The plant will perish if it becomes too dry. The Bugleweed can be used as a foundation plant, in planters, edging, or beds. In addition, it can also be used as a grass substitute. Bugleweed seeds reap in late summer or fall if grown from seed. Ajuga Reptans grow to a height of six to nine inches tall. It multiplies and demands rich, moist soil. Pest-resistant Ajuga Reptans are adaptive. They are great for filling up gaps in sceneries.

 In humid climates and thick soils, crown rot can be a concern. Even though this plant is not considered invasive in North Carolina, it is considered invasive in other regions due to its fast-growing nature and aggressive spread. In a native environment, on a slope or bank, or in a forest garden, Bugleweed looks excellent in a mass planting. Its dense mat will help smother weeds, but it's best not to put it near evergreen perennial beds or lawns where it'll be difficult to remove.

Their most common application is as a ground cover. Ajuga Reptans can fill in extensive, shady areas where lawn establishment is problematic. You can also use them to cover banks and slopes and under trees and plants. Snowdrops and other spring bulbs can be sown over them. Planting them near lawn areas should be avoided since Ajuga islands can appear in the grass. Small spaces, containers, and rock gardens benefit from this plant. A hardy plant looks excellent under deciduous trees, between grey-leaved perennials, or wandering among plants in shaded flower beds. They are also great as a foliage plant in winter containers, where they make a lovely, glossy foil for winter-flowering bedding. Bugle Brownherz also serves as a nectar source for bees and food for various butterflies and moths.

Best Time to Harvest: May to June

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun and part shade

Water Requirement: Medium

Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam & Sand

Hardiness Zone: 3-10

Height at Maturity: 0.1 to 0.75 feet

Ship As: Bareroot


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- Ajuga - Ajuga reptans Hardy Planting Zones- 4-10 Sun or Shade ??Shade, Sun Mature Height - Under 6" Mature Width- 6-18" Bloom Season ??Spring, Summer Gardener Status- Beginner (Low Maintenance)
Planting Zones 3-9
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Ajuga Reptans

    The experience I have with this plant has passed 4 major seasons and it has been thriving well. I had the best choice from TN nursery.

  • 5

    Very beautiful! Looks amazing around my white picket fence!

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