Ajuga Details


  • Also Known As: Carpet Bugleweed, Bugleweed
  • Botanical Name: Ajuga reptans
  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Container, Erosion Control, Lawn Substitute
  • Ornamental Value: Blue
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1' - 2'
  • Plant Height: 0.3'-0.5'


Selections with metallic-tinted leaves keep color best in full sun. The flowers, usually blue, are borne on 4- to 6-inch-high spikes. Some suggested selections are 'Chocolate Chip,' 'Mahogany,' 'Black Scallop,' and 'Burgundy Glow.'

Ground Cover Care Guide

Cross Reference

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