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

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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Purple Black

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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