Common name Bugleweed
Latin name Ajuga reptans
  • Ground cover
  • Perennial
Height 4"-6"
Spread 18" Spreader
Light & Water
Full sun:
Part sun:
Zone 3
Bloom months
  • May
  • June
Bloom colour Blue
Foliage colour Green, variegated
Foliage categories
  • Burgundy
  • Green
  • Variegated
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Deer resistant
  • Spreader/self-seeder (Spreader)

May be used as a lawn substitute but does not stand up to foot traffic. Weed suppressing. Plant 9 inches apart for fast fill-in. Spreads by stolons. Spent bloom spikes can be mowed off at high setting. Can be invasive in a flower bed. Varigated forms available. Generally slower growing than green form. Foliage colours best in part shade. Rabbit resistant and will grow under black walnut.

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