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Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

This creeping herbaceous perennial makes excellent groundcover for areas with full sun or partial shade. It has lovely purple-bronze evergreen foliage that is topped with beautiful dark blue flower spikes during April and May that attract bees. Plants look particularly effective at the front of the border especially when associated with grey leaved plants, such as stachys, or naturalised in a wild garden.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Species: reptans

Cultivar: Braunherz

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: April to May

Reader reviews


I have this in clay soil and full Sun. Spreads quickly and not very attractive. Not sure how it arrived as I didn't plant it.

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