Shade loving ground cover! So you’ve dreamed, designed and finally built that beautiful walkway through the shade in your yard, but you’re disappointed because all you have growing through the stepping stones are weeds. Finding a groundcover that thrives in the shade between your stepping stones can be a huge challenge. We get it.That’s why we are offering the Chocolate Chip Bugleweed (Ajuga x ‘Chocolate Chip’). The striking little plant gets only 2” to 3” high and if you plant them 10” apart, you will fill in those spaces quicker than you can say ‘Chocolate Chip’!This bugleweed thrives in full shade, loves a little water every day and takes light to moderate foot traffic.In April and May they will even reward you with sweet little spikes of blue flowers that will even attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They really stand out against the foliage, which is a show unto itself – the forest-green and milk-chocolate brown leaves have a beautiful sheen in the shade.If you are looking for a perennial groundcover that excels in hard to grow shady areas, then Ajuga Chocolate Chip is the way to go!* Lovely small green and brown leaves* Flowers in the shade* Hardy and easy to grow.
Vigorous, Decorative Ground CoverBurgundy Glow Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’, is a herbaceous perennial ground cover with short spikes of decorative blue flowers. Plant several in places where you could use some filler but have difficulty establishing plantings. Place a few around shrubs and trees, dry slopes or anywhere you could use a vigorous, ornamental touch. Ajuga Burgundy Glow is also great for preventing erosion.Your Burgundy Glow Ajuga is a superior ground cover. In fact, it’s one of the most popular ground covers available with its striking mounds of leaves dappled in shades of green, pink and cream. As an added bonus, 6-inch spikes of blue flowers appear in late spring, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to its delicate beauty. During the wintertime, Burgundy Glow Ajuga keeps the show going as it transitions to a rich bronze with burgundy tones.Burgundy Glow Ajuga will do best in a shaded area, but will also adapt to morning sun (in which the foliage colors will be even more vivid). It prefers moist soil with good drainage but will also tolerate moderately dry areas. Burgundy Glow Ajuga is relatively care free, deer resistant and even a low allergen.If you are looking for a perennial ground cover to excel in a hard-to-grow area, Burgundy Glow Ajuga is the way to go!* Ground cover* Variegated Foliage All Year* Deer and Rabbit Resistant .
The Ajuga, Mahogany Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans Mahogany, is a robust Ajuga with a flat trailing habit and shiny, short-stemmed leaves.The lush, almost black-burgundy, glossy leafed foliage will turn to a deep rich Mahogany color and turns even darker and more lustrous during the winter months.Mahogany Bugleweeds display lovely bright blue flower panicles in the spring.This Ajuga does best in fertile, well-drained soil. A site in morning sun and afternoon shade or in filtered light allows this ajuga to really look its best.It is excellent when used for borders and in mixed containers, as well as in areas where grass is shade-challenged.Space 6-12″ apart when used as a groundcover.* Fast growing* Drought tolerant* Heat tolerant .
Ajuga Toffee Chip, Ajuga ‘Toffee Chip’ PPAF, is a spectacular new groundcover which thrives in full sun or full shade and offers four seasons of interest with its evergreen foliage.This unique variety has small leaves that emerge as brown and khaki shades and mature to gray-green with a lovely creamy-gold margin.At only 2-3″ tall, Ajuga ‘Toffee Chip’ PPAF remains neat and tidy and is perfect for a border or in a mixed container. Bright blue flowers on 8″ spikes compliment the decorative foliage in late spring.It is relatively carefree; however, it can be invasive. Ajuga ‘Toffee Chip’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun. It prefers moist soil with a good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas. Do avoid soggy conditions.This Ajuga looks great in rock gardens, as a border plants, in mass plantings and is great for preventing erosion. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to Ajuga, not to mention being deer resistant and a low allergen.If one is looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Ajuga is the way to go.* Variegated foliage* Excellent in mixed containers.
The Ajuga ‘Metal. Crispa’, Ajuga pyramidalis, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of cobalt blue flowers.‘Metal. Crispa’ has very tight, crisp-leafed crinkled purple foliage, almost prune-like, with a green-brown shine. The flowers appear in early spring on 8” spikes with a plant spread of 12-24”.‘Metal. Crispa’ is excellent for shady moist areas but will adapt to a little more sun than most Ajuga. (The foliage colors will be more vivid with morning sun.) It prefers moist soil with a good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas. Do avoid soggy conditions.Metal. Crispas are best grown in a rocky area or with other smaller plants (so that it does not get overwhelmed), under trees or in poor soils.‘Metal. Crispa’ can be aggressive so don’t place it near lawns without proper edging to prevent spread, or in borders where spreading is not desired.Butterflies and hummingbirds are defiantly attracted to Ajuga, not to mention being deer resistant and a low allergen.If one is looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Ajuga’s are the way to go.Use this plant as a ground cover, border plant, in rock gardens, mass plantings, and containers.* Fast growing! .
This ‘Giant’ is One of the Largest Ajuga’sThe Catlin’s Giant Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers.Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ is one of the largest-growing ajuga varieties, forming bronzy-red, spinach-like leaves. This Ajuga is an excellent ground cover for shady areas where perennials and grass will not grow.Combine Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ with yellow and purple spring blooming perennials to make an attractive garden. The flowers appear in spring on 4” spikes with a plant spread of 12-24”.Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun, the foliage colors will be more vivid with morning sun.Ajuga Catlin’s Giants prefer moist soil with a good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas. Do avoid soggy conditions. This Ajuga looks especially good in containers and mixed tubs. One may also try on banks or slopes, under trees or around shrubs but it is not tolerant to foot traffic.Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to Ajuga, not to mention being deer resistant and a low allergen. If one is looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Ajuga is the way to go.* Perennial groundcover* Low maintenance plant* Attracts butterflies .
Light Colored Foliage in a Hardy GroundcoverDixie Chip Bugleweed, Ajuga ‘Dixie Chip’, has green, cream, and rose-purple variegated narrow leaved foliage that will create a spectacular display for your garden when planted in mass.In mid to late spring, violet blue flowers appear above the low spreading foliage. Ajuga ‘Dixie Chip’ is a petite variegated Ajuga.It forms a tight habit, making it useful for erosion control on slopes and also as a weed suppressing ground cover for the landscape. Ajuga ‘Dixie Chip’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun. It prefers moist soil with a good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas.Do avoid soggy conditions. Ajuga ‘Dixie Chip’ looks great in rock gardens, as a border plants, in mass plantings and is great for preventing erosion.Butterflies and hummingbirds are defiantly attracted to Ajuga ‘Dixie Chip’, not to mention being deer and rabbit resistant and a low allergen. If you are looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Ajuga is the way to go!* Narrow Light-Colored Variegated Foliage* Drought and Heat Tolerant* Deer and Rabbit Resistant Groundcover.
Spreading ground cover with lively foliage and spring flowers.Bronze Beauty Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’, features bronze-hued, evergreen foliage that forms a hardy, glossy mat. This lovely perennial can be used as a groundcover, or planted just for its gorgeous, 4-inch spikes of lavender flowers that rise above the leaves in spring. If you have a shady spot where other plants have failed, Ajuga Bronze Beauty may be for you. It’s a tough little ground cover that can be walked on or even mowed…and still come back for more. * Colorful foliage* Spring flowers* Deer and rabbit resistant* Drought tolerant* Wildlife interest* Great for containers* Dry shade tolerant* Adapts to a variety of conditions.
Hard to find “black” foliage you can walk on!Looking for something really different to put between your stepping stones or as a groundcover in your perennial beds? You should check out Black Scallop Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’).Besides the compelling color of the leaves– such a dark purple they are almost black – there are the tiny spikes of deep-lavender flowers it shoots up in the spring! It forms a 4-inch mat of color so dark that your stepping stones stand out like beacons.The leaves are upright and wavy, which brings a nice texture to your garden, too. Though it does fine in partial shade, the best and deepest color comes in a sunny location. In milder climates it keeps its color all year.Black Scallop is an extremely hardy groundcover that quickly forms a dense mat. Besides being excellent between stepping stones (it takes light foot traffic like a champ!) it also excels as an edger in a flower bed or a filler in a rock garden.You can’t go wrong with this fast-growing, hardy groundcover. You can even mow it after it blooms to maintain a neat appearance. Easy to care for and an attractive source of dramatic color, Ajuga Black Scallop will be a perfect accent to your landscape this year.* Deep, dark foliage* Spring flowers* Foot traffic tolerant* Deer and rabbit resistant* Fast growing.