How to Grow Ajuga genevensis Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Blue Bugle/h2>

Blue bugle
Ajuga genevensis photograph by Rudolf Sch_fer.

Ajuga genevensis Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Ajuga genevensis
  • Common Name: Blue bugle
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 6 to 10
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 10 to 12
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring, Early summer
  • Flower Details: Blue
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Purple, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading / horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Birds
  • Tolerant of: Cold, deer
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, In the control of erosion, Ground cover, Rock garden, Woodland garden
  • Family: Lamiaceae.
  • Closely Related Species: Mints.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Ajuga
  • Further Reading and References: Flora of Wisconsin and Wikipedia

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Ajuga genevensis. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Salvia and Perilla plants.

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