• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a dense mat 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
    Key Feature:
    Flowering 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:Fast
    Average landscape size:Forms a dense mat 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis ground hugging colorful groundcover has long been the solution for difficult dappled shade under canopies of large shade trees. Unusual foliage color and towers of blue flowers are best appreciated up close in the front of borders or in foundation planting at often traveled points. Flat habit and resilient nature is well suited for filling in gaps between individual flagstones and concrete steppers. Same application can be used in sheltered rock gardens or around landscape boulders and outcroppings. Good color relief for Asian garden settings. Easy to grow in containers and troughs.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); 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 1 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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This garden perennial falls into the mint family along with all the useful herbs. It is known as bugle weed and the more ground hugging species were the carpet bugles. The genus was assigned by Linnaeus from the Latin for not yoked, which refers to a certain part of the flower. There are over 50 different species, this one named A. reptans, from the Latin for creeping, which describes its growth habit.'Burgundy Glow' was developed by the Fleming Brothers at Fleming Flower Fields, Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska.