Metallica Crispa Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Metallica Crispa'

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40055
Excellent spreading evergreen ground cover, perfect for massing under trees where little else will grow. Dense, bronze purple foliage develops a striking metallic sheen, creating a stunning effect in dappled shade. Deep blue flowers contrast nicely with the foliage. Tuck into rock walls or gardens, between stepping stones, or into perennial borders.
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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 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 MaturityForms a dense mat 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 8 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
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 8 in. apart as groundcover.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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