Bronze Beauty Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'

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00189
An excellent spreading groundcover featuring deep blue flower spikes and attractive contrasting bronze-tinged, green foliage. Forms a dense, carpet-like mat, even in shady areas! Tuck into rock walls or gardens, between stepping stones, or between shrubs in borders. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-JU-gah REP-tanz
LoreThis garden perennial falls into the mint family along with many other herbs. Ajuga is known as bugle weed and the more ground hugging species are referred to as 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; the A. reptans species name is a Latin reference to "creeping", due to its low, spreading growth habit. Ajuga was an ancient medicinal and used as a wound coagulant, which led to its lesser known common name, "carpenter's herb".
Average Size at MaturityForms a dense mat 2 to 5 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early Summer
Design IdeasOutstanding groundcover for shaded high profile locations where plants are viewed up close. Thrives under tree and shrub canopies along edges of shaded orders. Super for defining flagstone paths. Ideal for foliage contrast in containers, baskets and troughs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorBronze
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMat
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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.

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