Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' ('Valfredda')

Chocolate Chip Bugleweed

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Parent: Ajuga reptans

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 3" tall with 12" spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf habit and chocolate red leaves. Foliage is small, oval and shiny. Blue-purple flowers on spikes in spring.


Introduced by Valfredda Nursery in Italy.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot at Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2012 and planted it in the One Of Everything garden. It spread slowly to a 12" circle and bloomed profusely in April to May 2013.

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