Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip -
The chocolate chip carpet bugle is a dwarf, spreading plant with a tight, chocolate brown foliage that looks like a mat. It grows to a maximum height of 3 inches, but slowly spreads to 24-36 inches wide. The foliage of the bulgeweed as it is also known as, has dark green undertones and beautifully contrasting blue flowers that rise above it. It blooms in the spring to early summer but may repeat bloom in mild, more conducive climates.
Maintaining this plant is fairly easy. When planting, ideal ajuga chocolate chip spacing is 2-2.5 feet apart to give them ample space to spread. It grows best in moist and well drained soils and will need regular watering during the first growing season so that it establishes an extensive root system. After this, you can water as needed. Grow it in partial to full sun for the best foliage color.
The showy blue flowers or the bulgeweed look amazing amidst Ophiopogon mondo grass, Heuchera coral bells, Pachysandra Japanese spurge, ferns, or Acorus Sweet flag. This makes the chocolate chip ajuga ideal for contemporary, cottage, or rustic style gardens. It can also be used as a border or container plant, or for edging walks, firescaping, or as a ground cover. The long stalks of the flowers make them great for cutting too. (Images above taken in late September)
Chocolate Chip Ajuga is available in 2 sizes:
- 3.5 Inch Pot - Sold Out
- Trade Gallon Pot
Images above taken in late September.
Orders shipping to AZ and CA may be bare rooted for shipping.
- Category: Groundcover Plants, Perennials, Perennial Plants
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist
- Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Mature Height: 0 - 1ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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