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Softening Path Edges With Ajuga reptans

Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common Bugle


Ajuga reptans or Bugleweed has been selected here by Arthur Lathouris, an Australian award-winning landscape designer, to soften the path edges leading visitors to the house through the front garden and around the back garden.

Valued as a wonderful spreader making colorful groundcovers with its dense, attractive leaf rosettes, Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) is a quick mat-forming grower which will thrive in shady areas where grass won't grow.

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Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers , Pathways
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Ajuga - Carpet Bugles


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers , Pathways
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Ajuga - Carpet Bugles


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