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Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’


Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.230


(=‘Valfredda’) An interesting selection of Bugleweed from Europe. The unusually narrow foliage is dark green, overlaid with chocolate-brown in during the cooler months and forming a very low mound. Short spikes of showy blue flowers appear in late spring. Not as quick to spread as many of the larger selections, this is useful as a groundcover or edging plant in any shady area with reasonably moist soil. Nice in containers and tubs. Combines beautifully with all kinds of spring-flowering bulbs. Plants may be easily divided in spring or early fall. Seems to be more disease-resistant than many of the older selections on the market. Clip or mow off flower stems after blooming. Sometimes listed as Ajuga × tenorii ‘Valfredda’. Was introduced into North America under the name Chocolate Chip.

Further details for
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium













Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’


Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.230


(=‘Valfredda’) An interesting selection of Bugleweed from Europe. The unusually narrow foliage is dark green, overlaid with chocolate-brown in during the cooler months and forming a very low mound. Short spikes of showy blue flowers appear in late spring. Not as quick to spread as many of the larger selections, this is useful as a groundcover or edging plant in any shady area with reasonably moist soil. Nice in containers and tubs. Combines beautifully with all kinds of spring-flowering bulbs. Plants may be easily divided in spring or early fall. Seems to be more disease-resistant than many of the older selections on the market. Clip or mow off flower stems after blooming. Sometimes listed as Ajuga × tenorii ‘Valfredda’. Was introduced into North America under the name Chocolate Chip.

Further details for
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Bronze
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium