Burgundy Glow Carpet Bugle
Burgundy Glow Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'Item #0059 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
An excellent spreading groundcover that features colorful burgundy-tinged, pale green and cream variegated foliage and deep blue flower spikes. Forms a dense, carpet-like mat, even in shady areas! Beautiful in containers, around shrubs or between stepping stones. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-JU-gah REP-tanzDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 24, 29 - 45Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Forms a dense mat 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:Spring to Early SummerFlower color:BlueFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
- History & LoreHistory: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.