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Ajuga Catlin's Giant (Ajuga reptans) is an evergreen ground cover perennial with purple and green evergreen foliage that spreads through shady areas in the garden where grass can't grow. In mid to late spring, Ajuga shoots up dense flower clusters of tiny deep blue blossoms. After the season ends, remove spent flowers to let the foliage shine and keep the plant looking fresh all year long.
While this perennial plant loves well-drained soils and full shade, it is important to allow the plant to get good air circulation to prevent any root problems. It can tolerate full sun, but it is important to keep the soil moist.
Another name for Ajuga is carpet bugle, which is a nod to the creeping habit that these perennials are known for. If the Ajuga Catlin's Giant spreads beyond the intended area, with yearly maintenance, it can be contained; just remove the overspreading foliage including the roots.
|2 to 3 Inches, blooms up to 5 Inches
|1 to 2 Feet
|Full sun to full shade
|Plant 12 inches on center when planting as a ground-cover
|Blue spikes in late spring through early summer
|April to July
|Green with bronze hue
|Average to wet soil
|Water well until established
How to Care for Ajuga Catlin's Giant
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
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.