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Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
|Deciduous Perennial Low Spreading in the Lamiaceae Family|
Ever heard the phrase “too much of a good thing?”
Ajuga (Bugleweed to us laypeople) is a beautiful, 3” tall groundcover that is hardy, evergreen, attracts pollinators, and puts out beautiful cones of flowers for a few months each spring.? Quiet and stealthy, it can spread into your lawn and other areas of the garden if not kept in check.
Ajuga is an amazing addition to rock gardens, walkways, and wetter areas. It's tough and once established after a few years, it is an aggressive grower that can withstand almost anything you throw at it. That being said…even deer and rabbits don’t like this stuff. Ajuga forms a dense mat of roots that will smother other plants in its path, and can grow almost anywhere. If you’re looking for a , resilient, tiny and beautiful beast of a groundcover, Ajuga will not disappoint. If you’re looking for something that “plays nice…” might we recommend a well-behaved alternative?
|Mature Size||4 - 8 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade - Full Sun|
|Moisture Tolerance||Medium - Wet: Moist|
|Zones||3a - 10b|
|Tags||Accent, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Blooms for 4 Weeks or More, Border, Butterfly Garden, Colorful Foliage, Container, Deer Resistant, Eclectic Garden, Edging, Evergreen, Fall Color, For a Shady Spot, For a Sunny Spot, Ground Covers, Grown for Attractive Foliage, Interesting Foliage, Moist Soil, Non-Allergenic, Normal Soil, OK in Containers, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Shade Tolerant, Spillers, Thornless, Variegated Foliage, Well-Drained Soil, Wet Site Tolerant Blue or Purple Flowering Perennials, Deer Resistant Perennials, Small Perennials, Spring Blooming Perennials|
|Bloom Period||May to June|
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at email@example.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!
Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.
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