• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a dense mat 2 to 3 in. tall, slowly spreading 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-JU-gah REP-tanz
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 29 - 45
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a dense mat 2 to 3 in. tall, slowly spreading 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Companion PlantsMondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Sweet Flag (Acorus);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Best foliage color in sunnier exposures. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in late summer. Space 2 to 2 1/2 ft. apart as groundcover.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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