Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa Purpurea'
Purple Spinach Bugleweed
Item #: 39
Zones: 3a to 8b, at least
Height: 3" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Ajuga 'Mini Crisp Red') This very cute, slow-growing ajuga forms tight rosettes of deep purple, crinkled, spinach-like leaves, eventually making a 3" tall x 1' wide patch in 3 years. Ajuga 'Metallica Crispa Purpurea' is great used in masses in a well-drained rockery or in a special sunny spot in the garden where, in late spring, the patches are topped with 6" stalks of tiny purple-blue flowers. Ajuga 'Metallica Crispa Purpurea' is one of a small handful of bugleweeds that thrive in our heat and humidity.
Flower Color: Blue , Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Black , Purple/Lavender
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden , Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Edimentals , Deer Resistant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Dwarf Plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Colored Foliage