Mýrastigi

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Bugleweed

Lamiaceae

Height

10 - 15 cm, flower stalks 20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

violet

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

burgundy

Sunlight

partial shade - shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

the species is native to Europe

Ajuga is a genus in the family Lamiaceae.  Species grown in gardens in Iceland are native to Europe.

Propagation:


Division in spring.

A fairly fast spreading ground cover that forms a mat of glossy, burgundy foliage. It is shade tolerant, but flowers more in partial shade. Tolerates most soil types, but grow best in well drained, moist soil. A nice companion with Hostas and other shade tolerant plants.

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