Ajuga reptans

Lamiaceae

 

Habitat: partial shade

 

Soil: any moist soil

 

Height: 15 cm

 

Flowering: late spring to early summer

 

Width: 30 cm

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It is rare to find a ground-cover plant that flourishes in both sun and shade, but this genus has one commonly cultivated species, which does just that. Ajuga reptans has rosettes of dark red/green leaves spread by runners, and short spikes of deep blue 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.
ARF-1
1 litre pot £5.00

Ajuga - some other suggestions
ajuga_reptans_valfredda.jpg 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.