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Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’
Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’
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Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’

Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.540

Also known as Bugleweed, this is one of the most commonly planted ground covers for shady areas. This selection quickly forms a low carpet of medium-sized, ruffled leaves, in an attractive mint green shade with creamy-white edging. Short spikes of pink flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. Vigorous habit. Evergreen in most regions. Not the best choice for extremely dry shade conditions, like under maple or evergreen trees. Will perform well in tubs or mixed containers. Easily divided in spring or fall, the plants make runners that root into the ground. These can be moved to start a new patch. USPP#22255: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’

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 Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate