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Bugle [S+V]

Genus: Ajuga.

Species: Ajuga reptans.

Planted Vistabile utility border
Shenstone Samantha's bed

Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Height: 15cm
Spread: 90cm
Time to divide plants: March to May

Ajuga is a mat-forming plant related to the wild bugle. The rosette-like foliage is robust, evergreen and deep purple in colour, and makes a good background to the upright spikes of blue flowers, produced in spring. Bugle is very versatile, equally at home as ground cover under trees or shrubs as in a sunny flower border, and even in containers. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Looks good with:
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

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Reminders for this plant

Due over 14 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late-autumn or early spring every two years.

Due over 13 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late-autumn or early spring every two years.

Due almost 13 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late-autumn (or early spring) every two years.

Due over 12 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in (late-autumn or) early spring every two years.

Due almost 12 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late-autumn (or early spring) every two years.

Due over 11 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in (late-autumn or) early spring every two years.

Due over 10 years ago:

Divide

To rejuvenate and minimise congestion lift and divide clumps in late-autumn (or early spring) every two years.