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Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

A "giant" ajuga that once established will create a thick, weed smothering ground cover.

Also known as Bugleweed, there are many selections, used widely as ground covers for shady gardens. This is one of the largest-growing varieties, forming a vigorous mound of deep bronzy-red spinach-like leaves. Spikes of blue flowers are attractive in spring. Excellent for edging. Combines beautifully with spring flowering bulbs, particularly yellow tulips or daffodils. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil, but will tolerate short periods of summer drought. Easily divided in spring or early fall. An especially good selection for containers and mixed tubs. Evergreen.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

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Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-75° F to promote root growth. Keep evenly moist and never let plant to completely dry out. Once actively growing feed at 50-75 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist soil in partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.