Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Carpet Bugle

Excellent with Hostas, Ferns and many spring-flowering bulbs, this fast-growing ground cover has glossy leaves often tinted with purple, cream and pink. The short spikes of small flowers bloom blue, purple, white or pink. Plant between rocks or stepping stones in woodland and rock gardens or in containers. Can be invasive. Best in full sun or partial shade with plenty of moisture. Tolerates dry conditions once established. Evergreen in mild winter areas. Plant in fall or spring.
Ajuga reptans, Carpet Bugle
One of the most popular varieties, it has bronzy leaves and purple flowers. Also sold as 'Bronze Beauty' and 'Purpurea'. Plant in full sun to maintain bronzy leaf color.

Attributes - Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 in. to 6 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot.

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