How to Grow Ajuga reptans Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Bugle


ajuga reptans photograph by nociveglia.

Ajuga reptans Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Ajuga reptans
  • Common Name: Bugle
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 9
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 3 to 6
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Mid spring to Mid summer
  • Flower Details: Blue
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Purple, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Prostrate, Spreading or horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade, partial shade, partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Division, separating rooted stems
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Subject to powdery mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, In the control of erosion, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Invasive
  • Genus Detail: Ajuga
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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