A compact Ajuga with small narrow leaves becoming chocolate colored.
Groundcovers and vines
full to shade, deeper color in brighter light
prefers and grows faster in the moister areas, very slow in dry areas
Soil & Site
average to moist, not dry
spikes of blue flowers
shiny, oval leaves, chocolate colored
foliage to about 2" tall, up to 4 " with flower stalks, spreading, mat forming
very easy from division, rooting plantlets
species native to Europe
Valfredda Nursery, Italy
Although having never grown this particular Ajuga, I think it will follow the Ajuga rules for great foliage color. Needs good soil, good light and average to moist water. Brighter and hotter areas need more moisture.
Notes & Reference
#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #68-Groundcovers for the Midwest (Voight, Hamilton, Giles)