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Burgundy Glow Ajuga (Bugleweed)(8 of 15)

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'--Burgundy Glow Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Gardener's Note: Ajuga is on the watch list for invasiveness in states such as Virginia. A sensible native alternative is Lyre-leaf Sage--Salvia lyrata, i.e. Purple Knockout.

- Deciduous to evergreen groundcover perennial with variegated green, white and light purple leaves with blue flowers in spring
- Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
- Plant in full sun to full shade; light to partial shade is best
- Invasive
- Height: 3-6 inches
- Width: to 24 inches, spreading
- Hardy in USDA zones 3-10

Zones 3-5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.

Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

Zones 7-10: Plant in spring; plant in light to full shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

Next Photo: Mahogany Ajuga (Bugleweed)

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