Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

Catlin's Giant Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle

In bloom

In bloom


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Parent: Ajuga reptans

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 9" tall and 2' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dense, rapidly spreading. Green to purple foliage, blue flowers in spring. Thin out every 2 to 3 years, especially in hot humid areas, to improve air circulation and prevent crown rot. Deer and rabbit tolerant. Can spread aggressively.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a flat of 18 from Evergreen in October 2011 and planted 8 in the 'Mail Box Garden'. In December I planted 8 more in the 'Hide The Hydrant' garden. I potted up the remaining two and planted them in spring 2012 in the 'One Of Everything Garden' and the 'Hide The Hydrant' garden.

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