Bugleweed Plant - Ajuga reptans
Bugleweed is a plant commonly used for ground cover. It is native to Europe and is considered invasive in parts of North America. It is an evergreen plant that has multicolored leaves..
Bugleweed plants stay relatively close to the ground and will spread out to cover an area in a planter or yard
The runners can be transplanted to other areas in the late fall or early spring. It is done by finding a mature bunch of bugleweed and digging it up. When planting, it is essential not to cover the top of the plant thoroughly, or it will die.
Bugleweed plant is a desirable ground cover because of its multicolored leaves and beautiful spring blossoms
Every spring, the bugleweed will sprout a vertical string of blossoms. The blossoms will stretch upward, between 6-9 inches in height, and will differ in color based on variety. The blossoms can have a rose or white color, but the most common color is a blue or purple flower.
The plant is very hardy and proliferates in a variety of soil conditions. It is incredibly forgiving and will thrive in acidic and alkaline soil. It will grow well in hardiness zones 3-10. It also can grow in direct sunlight and shade and can be used to cover patches of dirt around trees where it is difficult for grass to take root.
Another everyday use is for erosion control because of the dense network of roots. They tend to spread out and can overtake a planter because of their tentacle-like runners. You may need some edging control to keep it contained. The plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds during the months it blossoms
Buy Bugleweed plants online at TN Nursery
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.