Gold Leaf Carpet Bugle, Bugle, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle 'Golden Glow'

Ajuga reptans

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ajuga (a-JOO-guh) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Glow


Alpines and Rock Gardens



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under 6 in. (15 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Calistoga, California

Winter Haven, Florida

Machesney Park, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Otis, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Raleigh, North Carolina

, Nova Scotia

Cleveland, Ohio

Sherwood, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 8, 2011, jackidee from Sherwood, OR wrote:

This performs well as a spreading groundcover. Unlike the dark ajuga though, it looks pretty bad in the coldest winter months yet rebounds quickly for spring blooms.


On Jun 27, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Excellent foliage plant, easy to grow in part shade. Adds brightness to a shady area.


On Mar 30, 2008, beautifulchaos from Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have this placed on the southeast/east side of my house so far...and it has multiplied rapidly into a lovely groundcover! It has small purple blooms that grow upright, (somewhat resembling the shape & size of a coleus flower.)

It's also easy to split; simply pull one of the trailing babies and keep it a watered well at first.


On Jun 6, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

The foliage seems nice, but has been impossible for me to grow. I have had several plants and all died no matter how much or little care I gave them.