AJUGA Braunherz


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About this cultivar:


Ajuga ‘Braunherz’ is a mat-forming semi-evergreen perennial with spoon-shaped or oval, glossy deep purple leaves and deep blue flowers borne on spikes in late spring and early summer. The name translates as ‘Brown Heart’, when really it is quite purple…. worse still is is sometimes sold as ‘Bronze Heart’. Tho I will concede it has a bit of each.


Does well in problems area where grass will not grow, but not so tolerant of foot traffic. The specific epithet ‘reptans’ means creeping, which should remind you to watch it spreading too far! Easy and low maintenance, good for keeping down weeds.


Supplied in 13cm growers pot


Position: Full sun, partial shade


Soil: Almost any soil


Flowers: April, May, June


Other features: Great Ground Cover, Bees and Butterflies


Hardiness: H7 – Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C), Fully hardy


Habit: Mat forming


Foliage: Semi evergreen


Height: 10 to 15 cm  (0.3 to 0.5 ft)


Spread: 15 to 145 cm  (0.5 to 4.5 ft)


Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years


Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial


Colour: Blue, purple, green


Goes well with: Path edges, front of the border, ground cover


About this genus:

Ajuga, also known as bugleweed, ground pine, carpet bugle, or just bugle, is a genus of 40 species annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, with most species native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, but also two species in southeastern Australia.


They tend to be sprawling ground cover type plants that can spread quite quickly and aggressively. However most of the cultivars for sale don’t tend to be invasive. The inflorescence forms a dense raceme and is composed of whorls of often blue flowers. They usually feature shiny, dark green leaves.


Tough plants, they are great to use in problem areas. We tend to have our in damp or shady areas (even under a tree), but they should do well wherever you put them. As a small plant they can look great next to paths and at the front of a border.


Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.