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Ajuga Bronze Beauty
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
The Ajuga Bronze Beauty is full of deep burgundy-bronze foliage that surprises gardeners with delightful blue flower spikes that appear in the spring. It is the perfect solution for hard-to-grow areas. Thriving in low light to full sun, this perennial can be used on rock walls, in pathways, flowerbeds, and under trees, or as an accent for container gardens.
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|Flat of 24 Plants||$56.95|
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The Ajuga Bronze Beauty (Ajuga reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’) groundcover is a fast-growing perennial with bronzed leaves and blue spiked flowers. Also known as the Carpet Bugle Plant, it thrives in full sun to full shade, making it ideal for hard-to-grow locations. It grows between stepping stones, underneath trees or shrubs, or even in wall crevices, adding a European feel to your landscape.
This plant is rabbit and deer resistant so thinning this perennial is required after the first few years of growth. Propagation is easily done by dividing the plant mounds and separating the rooted stems. It is an invasive plant so take care when planting near grass and unedged flowerbeds.
The Ajuga Bronze Beauty has a sister plant, the Ajuga Chocolate Chip, with similar planting and care characteristics and can be used for a combination groundcover display.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Inches, blooms up to 5 Inches|
|Mature Width:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to full shade|
|Spacing:||Plant 12" on center when planting as a ground-cover|
|Flower Color:||Blue spikes in late spring through early summer|
|Flowering Season:||April to July|
|Foliage:||Green with clean white edges|
|Soil Condition:||Average to wet soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for Ajuga Bronze Beauty
Before you buy a Ajuga Bronze Beauty plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water my Bronze Beauty Ajuga?
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Use caution to prevent over-watering as this will lead to crown rot.
What is the best light for my Ajuga Bronze Beauty Plant?
The Bronze Beauty is a low maintenance groundcover with versatile sunlight requirements. The perennial thrives in full sun to full shade environments.
How do I prune my Ajuga Bronze Beauty Bugleweed?
The Ajuga Bronze Beauty plant can be propagated by division, separating rooted stems. It should also be thinned every few years to prevent crown rot. Spent flower spikes may be cut back by hand or mowed over using a high bladed mower to clean up the Bugleherb groundcover.
How do I plant my Ajuga Bronze Beauty?
For optimal spread in the first year, plant 12 inches apart on center when used as groundcover. The Bronze Beauty Ajuga groundcover spreads rapidly and will provide amazing coverage in the first season. The Ajuga Bronze Beauty thrives where other grass has difficulty growing, making it perfect for shady areas and in between stepping stones or in wall crevices. It also makes an excellent accent plant in container gardening. This groundcover does well in normal, acidic and clay environments.