Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Ajuga reptans, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Blue Bugle

Common Name: Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Blue Bugle

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Species: reptans

Characteristics of Plant
Ajuga reptans is a plant mainly used for ground cover, but it does have medicinal properties.

It is a plant that does well in many types of soil conditions as well as sun or shaded areas.

If you want to get rid of weeds, see a patch of beautiful flowers covered with butterflies, this is a good plant to use. During the spring, tall racemes of blue flowers appear that feed nectar to many species of butterflies. It is also a plant that is deer resistant.

This plant will reseed by itself or you can start it indoors. The seed does need at least a 4-5 week cold chill spell than heat of 60-70F.

Shop seed from these EG member's stores.
http://www.seedsite.eu/

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
30-40 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
6 - 8 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Ground Cover

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Blue

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Bees

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(Image by starlight1153)
"Ajuga reptans... Photo is copyrighted to Jonna Sudenius."
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"Photo is copyrighted to Jonna Sudenius."
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