An Ajuga having tight crisp, crinkled, bronze-purple foliage.
full to shade, deeper color in brighter light, foliage becomes crispy in hot dry sites
average to moist, not dry
Soil & Site
average, moist, well drained
blue spiked flowers in May
tight crisp, crinkled, bronze-purple foliage.
6-8 inches tall, spreading over a foot by stolons
easy by division, rooting plantlets
species native to Europe
Ajuga can become an invasive weed, especially the green species plant. They can jump out into the lawn and will over run other plants in the garden. Thinning may be needed to prevent spread. This plant is also called Bugle Weed
Notes & Reference
#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #68-Groundcovers for the Midwest (Voight, Hamilton, Giles)