Habitat: sun or shade
Height: 8 cm
Width: 20 cm
Soil: good garden soil
It is rare to find a ground-cover plant that flourishes in both sun and shade. It has rosettes of dark red/green leaves spread by runners, and short spikes of deep blue flowers.Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda' is a miniature variety that originated in Italy, that makes mounds of chocolate brown, narrow leaves. In spring the foliage is covered with little spikes of deep blue-lavender flowers.
|Ajuga reptans is the most usual form, with dark foliage, particularly in places where it gets reasonably good light. In thse places it will also produce the lovely blue flowers more abundantly.|