Catlin's Giant Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

SKU
00193
An excellent spreading groundcover that forms a dense, carpet-like mat of lush foliage - even in shady areas! Large green leaves have attractive purple-bronze hues and feature deep blue flower spikes from spring to summer. Great for use in containers, around shrubs or between stepping stones. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

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 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. Ajuga was an ancient medicinal and used as a wound coagulant, which led to it's lesser known common name, "carpenter's herb".
Average Size at MaturityGrows 3 to 6 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide; flowers reach 8 to 10 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring through Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorBronze
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMat
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Hosta (Hosta); Pachysandra (Pachysandra); Periwinkle (Vinca)

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: 3-9

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