Bronze Beauty Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-JU-gah REP-tanz|
|Lore||This 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 Maturity||Forms a dense mat 2 to 5 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide or more.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||Outstanding 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Flowering Groundcover|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10