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Bring Home the Beauty of Ajuga Reptans - The Carpet Bugleweed Plant

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Ajuga, Carpet Bugleweed
Groundcovers, Indoor Plants, Water & Aquatic Plants
Labiatae or Tulsi family


Ajuga reptans, commonly known as bugleweed, carpet bugle, or blue bugle, is a fast-growing, perennial ground cover plant that is native to Europe. It is known for its colorful foliage, attractive flower spikes, and ability to spread quickly in various conditions.

Plant Information

  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Genus: Ajuga
  • Species: A. reptans
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 6-9 inches (15-23 cm)
  • Spread: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
  • Bloom Time: April-June
  • Bloom Color: Blue to purple


  1. Site Selection: Choose a location with partial to full shade, although Ajuga can tolerate some sun. Well-drained soil is essential, as waterlogged conditions can cause root rot.
  2. Spacing: Plant individual plants 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart to allow for proper spread and growth.
  3. Soil Preparation: Ajuga reptans can grow in a wide range of soils but prefers a moist, well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5. Amend the planting area with organic matter, such as compost, to improve soil structure and fertility.
  4. Planting: Plant in early spring or autumn. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, place the plant in the hole, and gently backfill with soil, ensuring the crown is at soil level. Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing and Care

  1. Watering: Maintain even moisture, especially during the first growing season. Water regularly but avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  2. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to encourage growth and flowering. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowering.
  3. Pruning: Trim back any dead or damaged foliage in spring. After flowering, trim the plant to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
  4. Weed Control: Ajuga reptans can effectively suppress weeds due to its dense growth habit. However, monitor the planting area and hand-pull any weeds that emerge.


  1. Erosion Control: Ajuga reptans can help prevent soil erosion in sloped areas due to its dense root system and rapid spread.
  2. Pollinator Attraction: The flowers of Ajuga reptans attract various pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a healthy garden ecosystem.
  3. Deer Resistance: Ajuga reptans is generally resistant to deer, making it a suitable choice for areas with deer populations.
  4. Ornamental Value: The attractive foliage and flowers of Ajuga reptans make it a popular choice for adding color and texture to shaded garden areas or as a border plant.

Remember to keep an eye on Ajuga reptans, as it can become invasive in some regions. Regular maintenance and containment can help prevent uncontrolled spread.