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Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’
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Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’

Giant Carpet Bugle

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.030.220

Also known as Bugleweed, there are many selections, used widely as groundcovers for shady gardens. This is one of the largest-growing varieties, forming a vigorous mound of deep bronzy-red spinach-like leaves. Spikes of blue flowers are attractive in spring. Excellent for edging. Combines beautifully with spring flowering bulbs, particularly yellow tulips or daffodils. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil, but will tolerate short periods of summer drought. Easily divided in spring or early fall. An especially good selection for containers and mixed tubs. Evergreen.

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Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’

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
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate