$47.50 – $360.00
Plants are 3-6″ in height when planted and have flower spikes approaching 8-10″.
Carpetbugle (also called Blue Bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Common Bugle, and Burgandy Lace) is a low growing semi-evergreen perennial groundcover that produces attractive 8-10″ spikes bearing purple-blue flowers throughout April and May. Commonly used and referred to as a ‘groundcover’, Carpetbugle is slowly invasive and most often used to cover bare places of ground and is dense in its nature of growth. Carpetbugle can grow in shade to full sun which makes it ideal for filling large areas like banks and hillsides. Originally native to Europe, Ajuga has a habit of choking out competing plants and weeds. Carpetbugle is excellent in preventing soil erosion. Carpetbugle also makes a great underplanting for a number of other plants and trees. Do not use it as an edging for the lawn, as it will easily spread into the grass. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Leaves:||Leaves are dark to light green, bronzed, purple, or variegated depending on cultivar. Leaves have purple highlights that grow 2-3″ and radiate from the crowns and are obovate.|
|Size:||3-6″ in height with flower spikes approaching 8-10″|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Invasive when planted near lawns or other perennials. Ajuga reptans spreads by stolons.|
|Rate:||Growth rate is slow.|
|Flowers:||Blue, purple, pink, or white flowers (depending upon cultivar) are borne on 4 to 6″ long stalks in peak blossom between May and June. Flowering stalks are square with small opposite leaves.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Aphids and Crown Rot|
|Landscape Value:||Ajuga reptans makes an excellent slowly invasive groundcover with attractive vertical spikes of flowers in late Spring, and semi-evergreen foliage for year-round interest. Does particular well in shaded areas and entranceways, forming a soft carpet of green leaves.|
|Soil Preference:||Prefers moist, well-drained soils of average fertility in partial shade, with regular watering during the hot and dry periods of Summer. Mass planting may die out (due to crown rot) under prolonged wet conditions in poorly drained soils|
|Care:||Weed-wack blooms down in late spring, early summer to promote a greener, more consistent groundcover carpet.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize yearly in early spring with fertilizers rich in phosphorous.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.