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Chocolate Chip Ajuga
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Shade Loving Ground Cover!

The Chocolate Chip Bugleweed, Ajuga x 'Chocolate Chip', is a shade to semi shade low growing ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers.

This Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' has unusually narrow foliage of dark green, overlaid with chocolate-brown, forming a very low clump.  It is most noted for its dwarf habit and its dark foliage. 

It will only get 2"-3" tall, but spreads well, and can be used in the hard to cover shady areas, such as under trees and shrubs. It can also be used in rock gardens and containers. The blue spikes of  flowers appear in April-May and are 4” in height. One plant can multiply up to 18"!  It is not as invasive as most other Ajuga and can be planted 6"-9" apart for a quick cover.

Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chips’ 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, but does not do well in soggy areas.

Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’ looks great in rock gardens, front of borders, shady areas, and in containers, where it can attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is deer resistant and a low allergen.

If you are looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Chocolate Chip Ajuga is the way to go!

* Brown Coloring Over Dark Green Leaves
* Use in Shady to Part Shade Areas
* Hardy and Carefree


Plant Facts

Family Ajuga x 'Chocolate Chip'
Foliage Chocolate
Mature Height 4 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Soil Normal to Sandy
Zones 4-9
Moisture Moist
Mature Form Low Spreading
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Blue
Fall Color Chocolate
Bloom Period Spring

Chocolate Chip Ajuga.

Rating: 4.8/5 based on 4 review(s)
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Great plant Review by Hazel
My Ajuga are in semi to full shade most of the day. Because of their dark color, they are sometimes difficult to see. Tthey are great plants for ground cover and only require water when it is really, really dry (Zone 9).
Will grow in shady areas Review by Shappie
Can be planted in mid October
Favorite groundcover.. Review by Deborosa
I have never had a ground cover so fabulous. I was tired of replacing wood chips under my roses, so i replaced them with chocolate chip ajuga. It filled in, in one season, it completely blocks weeds out. It has performed much better than my Bronze beauty as far as springing back to life in the early spring. I have mine growing in full sun and it seems to do fine even though it is supposed to be shaded. It is a wonderful dark background to my pink knock out roses. I couldnt be happier with it!
Awesome color Review by Heidiwyn
I love this plant, it has such an awesome color to it. I like having a variety of colors in my garden and this one is just great!

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