Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip
Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip

Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip

SKU: S21004
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Common Name: Bugleweed
Hardiness Zone: 3-9S/10W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 2-4" Spacing: 12-20"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Gleaming, oval, chocolate-colored foliage and petite proportions surely inspired the name of Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip, and this dwarf Bugleweed is as cute as it sounds, adding interest as a colorful, carefree, and often evergreen ground cover that also produces blue-purple flowers in spring. The unfussy plants will carpet the ground in a wide variety of soil types and conditions. Use Chocolate Chip to underplant shrubs, fill in on slopes, add color between stepping stones, and soften the edges of crevices and rock gardens. 'Valfredda'

This Old World genus includes one of the best ground covers for shade, Ajuga reptans, the Carpet Bugleweed. As its name suggests, it spreads enthusiastically, producing abundant runners that root wherever they touch the soil. The multiplying rosettes of shiny, oval leaves soon grow so thick that weeds can’t compete, and they thrive in shade, where most lawn grasses languish.

For more information on the growing and care of Ajuga, click Growing Guide.




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I have to say I wasn't sure how these would turn out because when we got them in spring of 2022 they were very small and already flowering. Fast forward to spring of 2023 and they are stunning! They've grown so much & are filling in beautifully. The blue flowers are beautiful. I can't wait to see how they continue to fill in year after year. I planted them along a rock border in a small full sun garden in front of our house. We're in the ADK mountain region in NY for reference. I wish I could attach a photo!

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Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-joo'guh  

Vigorous, spreading plants bloom in May or June. Use as a ground cover for lightly shaded areas, edging for borders, or in the cracks of a patio. Average garden soil; well-drained. Space 12in apart. Fertilize lightly in early spring with a low-nitrogen fertilizer such as 5-10-5. Few insect or disease problems.