Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
10 - 15 cm, flower stalks 20 - 30 cm
partial shade - shade
well drained, moist
acid - neutral - alkaline
the species is native to Europe
Ajuga is a genus in the family Lamiaceae. Species grown in gardens in Iceland are native to Europe.
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.