Blue Bugle

Ajuga reptans

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This low creeping plant is excellent ground cover for a shady location & is very attractive to pollinating insects with its spikes of blue flowers in spring.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

separating rooted stems

Special features

Attracts bees

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

Eurasia

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant is perfect for ground cover of banks and slopes as well as flower borders and beds. Ideal for under-planting deciduous trees. It suits a range of garden styles from informal cottage to wildflower meadow gardens

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest free

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