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Bugle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ajuga reptans

 

Bugle

This is a fast growing ground covering plant but could become invasive if not kept under control, it spreads by putting out runners. The glossy leaves are oval in shape with some varieties being a mid green, but others ranging to a dark green with purple markings. The flowers grow on short spikes.

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plant Features
  • Bugle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Bugle likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Bugle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Bugle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Bugle

Latin name

Ajuga reptans

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Bugle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Bugle is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Bugle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Bugle likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Bugle is 1.00meters x 0.15meters 1.00 M 0.15 M

Ajuga reptans

This is a fast growing ground covering plant but could become invasive if not kept under control, it spreads by putting out runners. The glossy leaves are oval in shape with some varieties being a mid green, but others ranging to a dark green with purple markings. The flowers grow on short spikes.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out container grown plants in spring into their flowering site.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Divide established plants and either discard or replant.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Summer

Flowers grow on short spikes from mid Spring to late Summer

 
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