- Position: Full sun / partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: April – May
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 0.5 metre
- Eventual Spread: 1 metre
Ajuga Reptans Atropurpurea or Bugle as it’s often referred to is an attractive matt forming, evergreen, spreading, ground cover perennial. with oval shaped glossy deep bronze-purple leaves forming attractive rosettes from which it’s whorls of deep blue flowers appear on slender spikes of up to 20 cms high from late Spring through to early Summer. Highly attractive to bees an other beneficial insects visiting the garden. Excellent plant for erosion control, due to it’s extensive root system making this an ideal plant for those difficult to get steep banks / slopes.
Looking After Your Ajuga Reptans ‘Atropurpurea’
Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow evergreen perennial in many if not all locations, a low maintenance plant which will adapt to both full sun and partial shade, in all types of garden from the more informal cottage planting schemes to town and court yard gardens. Ajuga require very little pruning, after flowering clip to remove any spent flower spikes to keep the plant tidy. Early Spring a good quality fertiliser may be applied to help encourage fresh new growth for the coming season. Propagation by division to increase stock can also be done early Spring.