Dixie Chip Ajuga

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Triple delight, the Dixie Chip Bugleweed (Ajuga 'Dixie Chip') features a trio of oh-so-pretty foliage in the variegated shades of green, cream, and rose-purple! This form of narrow-leaved Bugleweed, also known as Carpet Bugle, has aromatic foliage that will create a spectacular display for your garden when planted in mass!

In mid to late spring, violet-blue flowers appear above the low, spreading foliage and add to the pretty foliage party! Also called Ajuga, it is a member of the Mint family, and this petite form only grows 2-4 inches when in bloom, and only spreads 8-12 inches wide! The tidy mounded yet low-growing perennial clumps can spread and naturalize slowly through the garden.

Pollinators will arrive to sip nectar from the Salvia-like short flower spikes, but you wont have too much trouble from deer and rabbits! Plus Dixie Chip is incredibly cold and heat-tolerant throughout a wide range of USDA planting zones 3 to 10! In mild winter climates, Ajuga can even remain semi-evergreen!

Landscape Application:

If you are looking for a perennial ground cover to exceed in a hard-to-grow shady area, then Ajuga is the way to go! This Dwarf Bugleweed forms a tight growth habit, making it useful as erosion control on slopes and also as weed-suppressing groundcover throughout the landscape!

Butterflies and hummingbirds are definitely attracted to Dixie Chip's little blooms, not to mention it's considered a low-allergen plant! So go ahead and plant it everywhere! Great as edging and front of the garden border accenting, as spillers and fillers in your pots and planters, or winding throughout Cottage and Rock Gardens in the sun or shade!

Great for where patches of lawn won't grow, or in the understory of trees and the bases of shrubs, Bugleweed is an adaptable little flowering groundcover that just brightens any area it is planted in! You can even pot them up in planters!

  • Pretty Petite Purple Flower Spikes
  • Rose Splashed Cream & Green
  • Narrow-Leafed Flowering Groundcover
  • Dwarf Form of Bugleweed - Small Low-Growing Mounds
  • Pollinator Friendly & Great in Container Gardens
  • Borders, Edging, Slopes For Erosion & Pretty Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dixie Chip will do best in a shaded area but will adapt to the morning sun. Cooler climates can plant perennial Bugleweed in full sun, but they do appreciate some afternoon shade, hot climates can even plant Ajuga in full shade! They prefer moist soil with very good drainage. Bugleweed will tolerate moderately dry areas once it is established. Do try to avoid soggy conditions. Shear or mow over your plants after flowering to tidy up the mounds. Divide as needed and transplant to expand your enjoyment of this pretty plant!

  • Sun, Shade & Everything In Between!
  • Moderately Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Drought, Cold & Heat Tolerant
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant Perennial Groundcover

You will find yourself whistling when you see the slender tri-color variegation, pretty purple flowering spikes, and adaptability for your landscape, the Dixie Chip Bugleweed Ajuga will be your new favorite dwarf groundcover! Now available at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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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Dixie Chip Ajuga Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ajuga 'Dixie Chip'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 4 inches
Mature Spread 8 -10 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bluish-Purple
Foliage Variegated
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering