Ajuga, also known by the common name bugleweed, is a wonderful low growing groundcover for shade to part sun. Leaf color is variety specific but most have some range of purple or burgundy leaves. Ajuga blooms in the spring and summer; flower color is usually blue but may be pink or white depending on variety. Flowers rise up on spikes above foliage. This plant is deer resistant, and works well in containers, and on slopes to control erosion. The leaf color and bloom make it a wonderful contrast to lime colored hosta leaves or the fine texture of hardy ferns in the shade garden. Ajuga spreads by runners on top of the ground and is easily controlled if it grows out of bounds.
- Shade to Part Sun
- Low growing groundcover (6-12 inches depending on variety)
- Spring/ summer blooming
- Interesting foliage color