Chocolate Chip Ajuga

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The Chocolate Chip Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda') is known for its chocolate foliage and beautiful purple-blue flowers. Carpet Bugle is another popular name for this plant. This perennial is valued as a spreader, making a wonderful groundcover!

The leaves are a deep green with burgundy highlights. Along with that, some leaves have a chocolate-colored overlay. The mix of colors in the aromatic foliage is noteworthy indeed, but the flowers bring the whole plant together.

The purple-blue flowers rise above the foliage and steal the show! All of the colors truly make a gorgeous picture of your yard. The flowers themselves bloom in the mid to late spring, creating a warm welcome to summer. Much to the delight of your visiting Pollinators!

Hardy members of the Mint family, you will see Carpet Bugle growing readily throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9, growing just 3-6 inches tall, and spreading to 6-8 inches wide, but creeping and spreading into low-growing flowering mats. You'll enjoy Chocolate Chip's winter presence in warm climates because the foliage can remain semi-evergreen!

Landscape Application:

Plant your new Chocolate Chip Ajuga in between your garden stepping stones, Rock Gardens, or locations where the grass is having a difficult time growing! They'll be a perfect space-saving addition to any small garden in need of a pop of color and life. Tolerating foot traffic and even being mowed over, plant along the edges of garden beds and along pathways.

This plant is easy to divide or keep tidy, so plant it in small places with ease! Add some to your yard for a new look. The oval leaves and bright colors in the warmer months will enhance your curb appeal! These sun-loving and shade-tolerant perennials even work great in containers as spillers and fillers!

This plant is also amazing for sidewalks and edging, as it gives any location a natural, effortless look. The possibilities are endless with the Bugleweed Chocolate Chip Ajuga. Use it for mass planting or even in a pot, you cannot go wrong with this perennial!

  • Purple-Blue Flower Spires
  • Flowers Bloom in Mid to Late Spring
  • Dark Green & Chocolate Foliage Color
  • Spreading Ground Hugging Perennial
  • Flowering Groundcover That's Foot Traffic Tolerant
  • Mat-Forming Landscape Filler, Container Spillers & Edging

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide your Bugleweed with a partial shade to a full sun location. They enjoy the shade every once in a while! If constant moisture is provided, it will thrive in full sun but in hot climates, it appreciates afternoon shade.

Plant your new Chocolate Chip Ajuga in moist soil. Additionally, humusy soil is fit for this plant. Be sure to provide good air circulation and well-drained to avoid crown rot. If this plant is overcrowded or planted in heavy clay, it may be susceptible to crown rot.

Pruning is recommended in the early spring. Some choose to mow this ground covering perennials after flowering to remove spent flower spikes and clean up the area. Be mindful of its spreading abilities! Plant and maintain it so you keep your area looking neat and lovely! Divide as needed and transplant to expand your enjoyment of this pretty plant!

  • Thrives in Both Sunny & Shaded Locations
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture to Low Once Established
  • Clean Mounds In Late Autumn or Early Spring
  • Easy To Grow, Low-Maintenance & Deer Resistant
  • Compact Selection From Italy

Add this beautiful, fun perennial to your landscape and you won't be disappointed in the slightest. Order the Chocolate Chip Bugleweed today at!

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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Chocolate Chip Ajuga Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple-Blue
Foliage Color Green with a Chocolatey colored overlay
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring