Ajuga Chocolate Chip
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1 Foot|
Ajuga Chocolate Chip, also known as bugleweed, is a low-growing creeping groundcover. This particular selection is prized for its handsome evergreen foliage with deep burgundy-chocolate shades.
During colder weather, the plants turn quite dark and may lighten up somewhat during the heat of summer.
How Long Does It Take This Ajuga To Grow?
8-12” wide in a single season and can generally range up to 36” wide in total.
What Is A Good Substitute for this Ajuga?
Similar Ajuga with purple colored flowers called Catlin's Giant Ajuga
What Are Good Companion Plants For Ajuga Chocolate Chip?
Ferns, Violas, Fescue and Hostas
Fast growing plants spread by underground stems to create a great groundcover. Divide clumps when plantings get over crowded. Remove spent flowers, shears or even mowing on a high setting can quickly take care of the old flowers.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.
Primary use is as a ground cover. Will fill in large, shady areas where lawns are difficult to establish. May also be planted on banks or slopes, under trees or around shrubs. Can be planted over spring bulbs such as snowdrops.