Burgundy Glow Ajuga

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Need an ornamental yet vigorous groundcover? The Burgundy Glow Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow') is just the decorative low-growing perennial you need! Ajuga is an herbaceous perennial groundcover with showy, short spikes of lovely blue flowers each spring! Not only is the foliage colorful but this Mint family relative has aromatic foliage that deters deer and rabbits!

Your Burgundy Glow Ajuga is superior compared to other ornamental Bugelweed! In fact, it's one of the most popular mat-forming flowering plants available with its striking mounds of leaves dappled in shades of green, pink, and cream! As a bonus, the 6-inch spikes of blue flowers appear in late spring and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to their delicate beauty.

During the wintertime, Burgundy Glow Ajuga keeps the show going as it transitions to a rich bronze with burgundy tones, even remaining semi-evergreen in warm growing zones! Hardy perennials throughout an insanely wide range of climates, Burgundy Glow can grow from USDA zone 3 up to zone 10! Barely reaching 6 inches tall when in bloom, the tri-colored variegated foliage spreads 12-18 inches wide but can root and naturalize further when allowed!

Landscape Application:

Plant several Burgundy Glow Ajuga in places where you could use some filler but have difficulty establishing plantings! This includes that stubborn patch of lawn that won't take. Handing some shade, Bugleweed works as a lawn replacement when you want something other than green carpeting your spaces! They even tolerate light foot traffic!

Place a few beneath the understory of shrubs and trees, rambling around shrubs and perennials to fill bare ground without climbing into their neighbors, or spilling over the tops of retaining walls! Great as edging, colorful front of the garden borders, or simply adding its beauty to your Rock Gardens and dry slopes or anywhere you could use a vigorous, ornamental touch!

Easy and fast mass plantings, Burgundy Glow Ajuga is also great for preventing erosion on slopes and can be used as filler and spillers in containers and mixed planters! Burgundy Glow Ajuga is relatively carefree, deer-resistant, and even a low allergen!

  • Gorgeous Tri-Colored Foliage
  • Beautiful Blue Short Flower Spikes
  • Burgundy Tone In Fall
  • Pollinator Friendly Groundcover
  • Edging, Borders, Container Filler, Erosion Control & Easy En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Burgundy Glow Ajuga will do best in a partly shaded area, but will also adapt to the morning sun (in which the foliage colors will be even more vivid). These perennials prefer moist soil with good drainage but will also tolerate moderately dry areas once established. Any well-drained area is best and new plantings appreciate a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch - especially in hotter climates, drier soil conditions, and higher sun locations.

When the plants are done blooming, prune off the spent blooms to keep the foliage looking pristine. Remember that Ajuga varieties will spread out in all directions. In early spring, pick off any damaged leaves or lightly rake any damaged parts just as they begin to grow. Divide clumps to keep healthy and vigorous.

  • Partly Sunny & Partly Shaded Locations
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture to Low Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Clean Mounds Early Spring
  • Low Maintenance Deer-Resistant Plant
  • Pest & Insect-Resistant

If you are looking for a colorful perennial flowering groundcover that will excel in hard-to-grow areas, Burgundy Glow Ajuga is the way to go! Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Burgundy Glow Ajuga Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Lavender-Blue
Foliage Silver Green and White
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering