Ajuga ground cover plants are easy to grow evergreen carpeting perennials, perfect for cutting down maintenance in between larger plants, especially at the edge of shady flower beds. They are also useful for shady banks and more difficult areas that dont dry out completely during summer weather. They also look good mixed in with winter interest containers with Spring Bulbs, Primroses and Pansies.
The flowers are usually bright blue in colour and appear during spring and early summer. All Ajuga ground cover plants will quickly develop into an effective weed supressing mat of evergreen foliage which is attractive on all varieties giving year round interest and texture long after the flowers have finished. Some varieties have coloured or textured foliage which is often at its best during the colder winter months making these true all year interest ground cover plants.
For best results with Ajuga, plant in sun or partial shade but do avoid very dry conditions, these ground hugging gems do prefer a little moisture where they will give many years of low maintenance gardening pleasure.
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen, leaves persist all year
Soil and site: Any soil except very dry
Flowering time: Spring and early summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: Up to 45cm x 60cm depending on variety
Hardiness: Full hardy
Aftercare: Water well until established, minimal maintenance is required after they are well established and rooted. Lift and divide congested colonies if necessary after a few years.
Types of Ajuga Ground Cover