Carpet bugleweed

Ajuga reptans

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Carpet bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
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Genus:  Ajuga

This fast spreader has dark green leaves with deep blue flowers spring to summer.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

It may spread into and proliferate in lawn.

Care: 

Provide part shade or full sun and average moisture.

Propagation: 

Separate rooted stems or root cuttings in early summer.

Problems: 

Southern blight is common, other fungal rots are possible.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Beneficial Bugs
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials