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chocolate chip ajuga is on list for invasiveness
Photo 1 of 13Ajuga is on the watch list for invasiveness in states such as Virginia. A native alternative is Lyre-leaf Sage.

Chocolate Chip Ajuga (Bugleweed) (1 of 13)

Deciduous to evergreen groundcover perennial with dark leaves and blue flowers in spring
Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to full shade; light to partial shade is best
May be invasive
Height: 3-6 inches; Width: to 24 inches, spreading
Hardy in USDA zones 3-9:
Zone 3: 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 4: 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 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.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in light to full shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in light to full shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in light to full shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

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