Ajuga reptans Plants
Ajuga plants and species such as ajuga reptans are commonly used as a ground cover plant, attractive foliage and flowers rising above on taller spikes in spring make this a versatile carpeting plant. Aguga reptans or 'bugleweed' being the most widely for sale in the UK. Reaching around 15cm depending on cultivar it quickly forms a dense matt. Cultivars such as 'Caitlins Giant' are taller growing to 60cm.
Flower color varies only a little from the usual blues however foliage ranges from the greeny blues through to deep crimson with' silvery lime' coloured variegations.
Ajuga Care and Growing Hints
Ajuga make a great ground cover in full sun to part shade and are not really fussy about soil requirements. A tough plant with few requirements, dark blue to purple flowering stems above green, purple, pink or cream leaves. Light shade or shade and deadhead after flowering to keep neat.
- Ajuga reptans.
- Ajuga turkestania.
Cultivars include :
- Ajuga catlins giant.
- ajuga chocolate dip.
- Ajuga Purple glow.
- Ajuga reptans Black Scallop with its dark foliage and blue flowers is another popular cultivar.
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Buy Ajuga species from the the following nurseries
MOUNT FOLLY NURSERIES
Southwick Road North Boarhunt Near Wickham Hants PO17 6JH
Hotline Phone: 01329 832294 : 07000 M-O-U-N-T-F : 07000 F-U-C-H-S-I-A
Young plants specialists. Growing Fuchsias, Geraniums, Patio Plants and Plug Plants. One of the best selections available in the UK direct from the grower!www.mountfolly.co.uk
THE PLANTSMAN'S PREFERENCE
Church Road, South Lopham, near Diss Norfolk NO POST PLEASE
Open Friday - Sunday, 9.30-5.00 March to October inc. Phone +44 (0) 7799 855559 or +44 (0) 7733 074141
CLAIRE AUSTIN HARDY PLANTS Hardy Plants
Tel: 01939 251173 - FAX: 01939 251637
Edgebolton, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4EL
TOUCHWOOD PLANTS - Carrie Thomas tel 01792 522443
Postal Address 4 Clyne Valley Cottages, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7DU
Unusual, rare and cottage garden plants. Extensive seed lists.