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Ajuga - Carpet Bugles

Valued as a wonderful spreader making colorful groundcovers with its dense, attractive leaf rosettes, Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is a quick mat-forming perennial, which thrives in shady areas where grass won't grow. Rising from the center of the rosettes are whorls of tiny blue-violet, purple, pink or white flowers arranged on spikes which create a striking display when in full bloom, in mid-late spring or early summer.

However, gardeners treasure more the showy evergreen foliage of Ajuga reptans and its carpet habit than its flowers.

 

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Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its brilliant gold foliage, which quickly forms a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. In spring and summer, the foliage is topped with pretty cobalt-blue flower spikes. Carpet Bugle is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Fancy Finch' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Fancy Finch' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its small, tri-colored leaves, which quickly form a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. In spring and summer, the foliage of gold, bronze and green leaves is topped with pretty cobalt-blue flower spikes. Carpet Bugle is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Parrot Paradise' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Parrot Paradise' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its stunning tri-color leaves, which quickly form a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. In spring, the foliage of gold, orange, and red leaves is topped with pretty cobalt-blue flower spikes. Carpet Bugle is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Petite Parakeet' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Petite Parakeet' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its buff colored small leaves adorned with orange central veins, which quickly form a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. In spring and summer, the foliage is topped with pretty cobalt-blue flower spikes. Carpet Bugle is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Tropical Toucan' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Tropical Toucan' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its large, brilliant gold leaves, which quickly form a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. In spring and summer, the foliage is topped with pretty cobalt-blue flower spikes. Carpet Bugle is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle) is a creeping perennial prized for its short spikes of fragrant, deep blue flowers and very glossy, near-black, scalloped leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the flowers rise above the contrasting, spreading rosettes formed by the leaves, putting on an eye-catching display.

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Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its blueberry-blue flowers and thick leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Emerging with a bronze flush in mid-spring, the small but weather resistant, green leaves contrast nicely with the lavender-blue flower spikes

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Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous perennial prized for its rich blue flowers and contrasting bronze-tinged leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Ajuga reptans is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover, which will thrive in shady areas where grass has difficulty growing.

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its wonderful tricolored foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle) is a popular low-growing perennial prized for its short spikes of pretty blue flowers and contrasting creamy-white, rose-burgundy, and dark green foliage. Spreading more slowly than many other varieties, 'Burgundy Glow' will form over time a thick mat of attractive, lustrous rosettes.

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Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle)

Award-winning Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle) is an evergreen perennial prized for its large, glossy purplish-bronze leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes.

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Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its extremely dwarf habit and chocolate foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle) is a ground-hugging perennial prized for its bluish-purple flower spikes on display in mid to late spring. The blossoms rise slightly above the foliage of tiny, glossy, oval leaves which are chocolate with burgundy highlights.

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Ajuga reptans (Carpet Bugle)

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

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Ajuga tenorei Princess Nadia (Bugle)

Ajuga tenorei Princess Nadia (Bugle) is a ground-hugging, evergreen perennial prized for its variegated foliage, which quickly forms a dense carpet of attractive rosettes. Emerging rosy-pink, the small leaves mature to green with creamy margins. Blooming in spring and again in late summer, dense, upright spikes of deep blue-purple flower spikes appear above the foliage. More compact than its commonly grown cousin (A. reptans), this Ajuga variety is valued as a colorful groundcover that remains attractive most of the year.

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