Ajuga reptans 'Sugar Plum' PP21,586

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Large scalloped, glossy, gray-green crinkled leaves flushed pink with plum new growth. Vivid blue flower contrasts brilliantly with the colorful foliage in spring. Perfect ground cover for under trees, as a border plant or in a container. Fancy foliage adds all season interest. Mildew resistant, nice low spreading habit. Very heat tolerant.

Height

4-6 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Performs best if sprinkled with loose compost in early spring or late fall. Provide good drainage and air circulation to prevent crown rot. Spent flower spikes can be removed for a more tidy appearance. This Ajuga can serve as a weed-free carpet of dazzling shades.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Hosta (Hosta ), Maiden Hair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), False Spirea (Astilbe japonica), Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Golden Sedge (Carex elata), Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris), Sierra Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Shade
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Variegated
Purple
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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