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Common Name: Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle      Latin Name: Ajuga reptans      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Ajuga reptans

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Category: Perennial
Family: LAMIACEAE
Genus: Ajuga
species: reptans
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Plant type: Perennial, evergreen ground cover
Height x width: 6 to 9 inches tall and spreading
Growth habit: Forms dense mat of foliage
Foliage: Basal, oblong, with a rounded apex on a narrowed base, sessile, green and bronze (or other colors, depending on cultivar), on stolon-bearing, square stems. Grown as much for the decorative foliage as for the flowers
Flowers: Violet blue, with whorls of mint-like flower spikes, in spring or early summer (and sometimes periodically after that)
Culture: Sun or shade. Tolerates poor soil. Low maintenance
Pests and problems: Crown rot, especially in dense plantings. Make sure plants receive good air circulation and divide every 2 to 3 years
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seed, cuttings, division.
Cultivars: Several cultivars available with varying shades of bronze, green and pink foliage, including:
‘Bronze Beauty’ – Waxy metallic bronze colored leaves
‘Burgundy Glow’ – Green, white and pink tri-colored foliage
‘Chocolate Chip’ – Narrow, small, chocolate colored leaves
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
Sustainability:star ratingstar ratingFair
Deer Resistance: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingHigh ResistanceSee plants that are deer resistant.
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like deep shade.
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)4/10/2012 until 4/24/2012 See other plants that bloom at this time.
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Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.144359983333300 Longitude: -84.509541550000000] Specimen: 1322
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.888766066666700 Longitude: -77.023814433333300] Specimen: 1789
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.887955183333300 Longitude: -77.023748766666700] Specimen: 1802
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.842703183333300 Longitude: 2.358352433333330] Specimen: 4302
Location: Reykjavik Botanic Gardens, Icleand Reykjavik Botanic Gardens
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 64.140133907149000 Longitude: -21.869639108058800] Specimen: 5339
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Location: iceland

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.863919920000000 Longitude: 151.215402670000000] Specimen: 10333
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Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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