Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ Carpet Bugle
Also known as Bugleweed, there are many selections, used widely as groundcovers for shady gardens. This is one of the largest-growing varieties, forming a vigorous mound of deep bronzy-red spinach-like leaves. Spikes of blue flowers are attractive in spring. Excellent for edging. Combines beautifully with spring flowering bulbs, particularly yellow tulips or daffodils. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil, but will tolerate short periods of summer drought. Easily divided in spring or early fall. An especially good selection for containers and mixed tubs. Evergreen.
Not the best choice for extremely dry shade conditions, like under maple or evergreen trees. Will perform well in tubs or mixed containers. Easily divided in spring or fall, the plants make runners that root into the ground. These can be moved to start a new patch.