Ajuga, Bugle, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle 'Mahogany'

Ajuga reptans

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ajuga (a-JOO-guh) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Mahogany

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Bret Harte, California

Riverdale Park, California

Denver, Colorado

Littleton, Colorado

Wyanet, Illinois

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Walnut Grove, Missouri

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Charleston, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 28, 2006, uoflkim from Shepherdsville, KY (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very beautiful groundcover! Has stood up to the test of kids and dogs trompling it day in and day out and always looks beautiful. Gets great purple blooms on it but they dont last very long. It will grow anywhere, shade or sun and maintains its beautiful purple/green foliage. I purposely planted some in a small crack in-between a landscape timber and a patio block and it grows beautifully there. I even have some growing in my pond. It can be a bit invasive but is easy to control by just pulling up what you dont want. It comes up with very little effort.

Neutral

On Oct 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows in many soil types. Foliage is blackish-burgundy and very glossy. Can spread up to 36". Prefers shade.

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