Metallica Crispa Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Metallica Crispa'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-JU-gah REP-tanz|
|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".|
|Average Size at Maturity||Forms a dense mat 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 8 to 12 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid to Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Spreading|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water 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 8 in. apart as groundcover.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10