Ajuga reptans

Scientific name: Ajuga reptans

Synonym: Ajuga repens 


Common names: “carpet bugleweed” “bugle” “carpenter’s herb” “middle compound”

Plant Type: Perennial groundcover, evergreen in Victoria


Zone: 3-9

Light: Full sun – full shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Humus rich soil

Moisture: Well drained with even moisture


Plant Size: H 6″ W spreads to 2-3′

Leaf and Stem shape: Wide mat of dark green obovate leaves

Flower: Erect spikes of dark blue flowers in late spring and early summer

Pruning: N/a

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Erosion control, container, mixed flower bed, good with bulbs

Propagate: By division and stolons

Pests & Disease: None, but will get root rot in wet

Comments: Weedy aggressive spreader, but nice


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