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Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin'

(Bugleweed, 'Blueberry Muffin')

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Quick Overview:

An extremely vigorous small-leaved groundcover with dark new leaves and blueberry-blue flowers on eight inch spikes. A much faster and stronger grower than A. 'Chocolate Chip'. Leaves are thicker and more weather resistant.


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones. Will grow in full shade, but best foliage color is in sunny locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day). Divide when clumps become overcrowded. A fast-growing plant which will spread in the garden by stolons to form an attractive, low-growing ground cover. Not as aggressive as many of the other ajugas, however. Larger plantings may be mowed on a high mower setting to remove spent flower spikes and to tidy the appearance of the planting. Space plants 6-9" apart for quick cover.

Additional Information

Common Name Bugleweed, 'Blueberry Muffin'
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin'
Container/Amount 1 Quart
Plant Category Groundcover
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
Hardiness Zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Height 4 to 6"
Width 4 to 6"
Growth Rate Average
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period March - April
Flower Color blue
Fragrance No
Foliage Color bronze, purple, green
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant Yes

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