Ajuga reptans L.

Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 4 to 12" tall, 24" spread

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Stoloniferous spreading, evergreen groundcover. Do not plant on the edge of a lawn because it will spread into the lawn. Blue flowers in late spring to summer. Prefers well-drained soil but will tolerate clay. Attracts bees.



Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 561 in 1753.

Native to Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Iran, Russia and most of Europe, including the United Kingdom.


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