Catlin's Giant Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moderately moist.|
|Blooms||Spring through early summer|
|Mature Size||Grows 3 to 6 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide; flowers reach 8 to 10 in. tall.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||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. Ajuga was an ancient medicinal and used as a wound coagulant, which led to it's lesser known common name, "carpenter's herb".|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.