Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip (Valfredda)'

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Photo by Marty Ryan

Bugleweed

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Lavender-blue spikes emerge from the deep chocolate-purple, elongated foliage.
A tasty treat for any garden or container! The dense mat that forms serves well as 'weed prevention'. This will grow where grass will not.

Height

4-6 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

A diminutive Ajuga for a small scale ground cover, border or container. Shear flowers after bloom. Provide good drainage and air circulation.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Barrenwort (Epimedium rubrum), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Foamy Bells (Heucherella alba), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon), Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Catchfly, Maltese Cross (Lychnis arkwrightii), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Bleeding Heart-Fern Leaved (Dicentra ), Hosta (Hosta ), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Lungwort (Pulmonaria )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Ground Cover
Exposure
Shade
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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