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Fact sheet: Bugleweed


Ajuga reptans Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed


This ground-hugging groundcover produces a profusion of dark green to bronze- or purple-colored leaves in a flat rosette, spreading fairly quickly by runners or stolons. Plant on 6 to 12-inch centers for quick establishment of a thick ground cover. Six-inch tall spikes of small blue flowers are produced in spring to early summer and are especially attractive when plants are massed together. There are selections with foliage variegated in green, white, red, yellow, and pink.


Scientific name: Ajuga reptans
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz
Common name(s): Bugleweed, carpet bugleweed
Family: Lamiaceae

Fact sheet: Ajuga

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’
Sold at Nassau County Master Gardener Plant Sale