Fast growing Ajuga is an excellent perennial groundcover that forms a dense carpet of foliage. This semi-evergreen plant develops runners that take root and spread. The root system is quite extensive and Ajuga is an excellent product to use on slopes for erosion control.
Ajuga plants grow into a 2 to 4 inch tall groundcover plant and flowers in mid-spring. After blooming, the spent flower stems can be trimmed back to the base plant for a neat uniform covering effect.
Ajuga plants tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as long as the soil is well drained. Pruning is done by mowing or cutting the foliage back to the ground. Thinning is suggested about every 3rd year to reduce the chance of crown rot. They will do best in a lightly shaded area that is moist. They can tolerate full sun and may produce more flowers than they would in the shade.
Ajuga provides interest in all four seasons because of its semi-evergreen nature and flowers in the spring. Nature Hills offers several varieties of Ajuga. Click the photos to learn more, or call our plant experts at (888) 864-7663.