Bugle, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans 'Multicolor'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ajuga (a-JOO-guh) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Multicolor
Additional cultivar information:(aka Rainbow)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Red

Orange

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Inman, South Carolina

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 10, 2009, jthorne from Inman, SC wrote:

I bought a flat of this variety very cheap at a big box. I wasn't quite sure if I liked it or not but I just needed a filler. As it recovered from being divided in midsummer the new growth is more green and attractive than the brownish pink color it was in the containers. I'm hoping it stays that way.