Ajuga - Catlins Giant
The Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Ajuga reptans, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers.
‘Catlin’s Giant’ is one of the largest-growing ajuga varieties, forming bronzy-red, spinach-like leaves. This Ajuga is an excellent ground cover for shady areas where perennials and grass will not grow.
Combine ‘Catlin’s Giant’ with yellow and purple spring blooming perennials to make an attractive garden. The flowers appear in spring on 4” spikes with a plant spread of 12-24”.
Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’ will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to morning sun, the foliage colors will be more vivid with morning sun.
Catlin's Giants prefer moist soil with a good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas. Do avoid soggy conditions. This Ajuga looks especially good in containers and mixed tubs. One may also try on banks or slopes, under trees or around shrubs but it is not tolerant to foot traffic.
Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to Ajuga, not to mention being deer resistant and a low allergen.
If one is looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard to grow shady area, Ajuga is the way to go.
* Perennial groundcover!
* Low maintenance plant!
|Mature Height||4 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 24 inches|
|Soil||Normal to Sandy|
|Mature Form||Low Spreading|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|