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Ajuga reptans ‘Mini Crisp Red’
Ajuga reptans ‘Mini Crisp Red’
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Ajuga reptans ‘Mini Crisp Red’

Miniature Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.400

This well-behaved form of Bugleweed forms a tight, slow-spreading carpet of crisped and congested bronzy-red leaves, the whole effect creating quite an unusual display. Its slow habit of growth makes it suitable for use in rock gardens, or as a border edging and especially in alpine trough gardens and other containers. Squat spikes of blue flowers appear in spring. Plants seem to grow best under part shade conditions. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Prefers an evenly moist soil. Near-black winter colour. Sometimes goes by the name Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’, though several different plants masquerade under this name.

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Ajuga reptans ‘Mini Crisp Red’

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
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate