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Ajuga reptans ‘Mini Crisp Red’
Miniature Carpet Bugle
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.030.400

This well-behaved form of Bugleweed forms a tight, slow-spreading carpet of crisped and congested bronzy-red leaves, the whole effect creating quite an unusual display. Its slow habit of growth makes it suitable for use in rock gardens, or as a border edging and especially in alpine trough gardens and other containers. Squat spikes of blue flowers appear in spring. Plants seem to grow best under part shade conditions. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Prefers an evenly moist soil. Near-black winter colour. Sometimes goes by the name Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’, though several different plants masquerade under this name.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Bronze
  Purple Black

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches


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