How to grow Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans growing herbaceous of the genus Ajuga also known as Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans perennial evergreen to deciduous, used as ornamental groundcover plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.

Leaves color can be blue, black, purple, red, pink or green. Shape can be ovate, heart, obcordate or cuneate sometime with serrated shape.

Ajuga reptans flower

Flower color purple or blue, small flowers grow in inflorescence shape on stalk.

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How to grow Ajuga reptans growing and care:

Well-drained soil, not tolerant to hot climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (stolons)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Spring

How to prune:
Better to trim it to control the horizontal growth

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm (4-10 inches) the flower stalk 30-40 cm ( 12-16 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple or blue flowers, small flowers grow in inflorescence shape on stalk

Scientific name:

Ajuga reptans

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