Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'

Pink Lightning Bugleweed

Newly planted

Newly planted

Patents: PP#22255

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Parent: Ajuga reptans

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 6" tall to 24" spread

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Grey-green foliage with creamy white variegation. Racemes of pink flowers. Tight habit, spreads by stolons.


Patent application filed in 2010. Inventor Marc R. Laviana of Kensington, CT.

Naturally occurring mutation of A. reptans 'Purple Brocade' discovered in August 2007 at the inventor's nursery.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in May 2012 and planted it in the Helipad Tiers Garden. It struggled all summer and disappeared in winter.

Sources of Information

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