Family: Lamiaceae

Scientific Name: Ajuga reptans Mahogany

Common Name: Ajuga Mahogany

DescriptionAn Ajuga with very dark black to burgundy to mahogany foliage.
Plant TypeGroundcovers and vines
Hardiness Zone4
Sunlightfull to shade, deeper color in brighter light, foliage becomes crispy in hot dry site
Moisturenormal to moist
Soil & Sitenormal to moisture retentive
Flowers3 inch blue spikes
Leavesglossy almost black-burgundy foliage will turn to a deep rich Mahogany color and turns even darker and more lustrous during the cooler months
Dimensionsfoliage 4-6 inches high, flower spikes 6-12 inches, space 1 plant per square foot
Maintenancevery little, control spread
Propagationvery easy from division or rooting the plantlets
Misc FactsCan winter kill or suffer from drying winter winds. A semi-protective site or mulch helps. Plants that are more protected will recover quicker in the spring
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #68-Groundcovers for the Midwest (Voight, Hamilton, Giles)
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