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Ajuga reptans 'Silver Beauty'

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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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:
By dividing the rootball
Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sueroderus On Nov 18, 2009, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:

This has been a successful ground cover for me in part sun. The variegated leaves look great with a lot of other plants. Deer resistance is a plus.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

AJUGA Silver Beauty - Short - Plant10" apart zone 3-9 Nice sturdy groundcover with creamy white and green leaves. Blue flowers in May. Colorful all year.

General Information
Extremely hardy ground cover. Lush waxy foliage hugs the soil with flowers appearing in May and June. Can be walked on, mowed over, and generally abused. In fall, blowing autumn leaves are easily raked off its dense foliage. Deer Resistant, Ground Cover.

Negative Gabrielle On Jan 23, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This isn't my favorite ajuga; it's a bit bland compared to others. It might be nice as a contrasting plant or where an inconspicuous groundcover is wanted.

My information on it says it is hardy in zones 3-10.

Additional information ... Not as hardy as other Ajugas, and reverts to plain green in no time.


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

Granite City, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
North Augusta, South Carolina
Okatie, South Carolina

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