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Ajuga, Gold Leaf Carpet 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
Additional cultivar information:(PPAF)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Madison, Mississippi

Raleigh, North Carolina

, Nova Scotia

Cleveland, Ohio

Sherwood, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

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.

Positive

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.

Positive

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.

Negative

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.

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