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Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica’
Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica’
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Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica’

Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.380

Also known as Bugleweed, this is one of the most commonly planted ground covers for shady areas. This refined selection forms a low carpet of medium-sized, glossy leaves, in an attractive bronzy-brown shade. Short spikes of deep blue flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. vigorous habit. Evergreen. Dislikes very dry shade. Easily increased by either moving rooted new plants at nearly any time during the growing season, or totally ripping apart an established patch into small pieces.

Further details for
Ajuga reptans ‘Metallica’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate