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Ajuga tenorei 'Blueberry Muffin' PP 22,092
Blueberry Muffin Bugleweed
Item #: 14897
Zones: 4a to 9b
Height: 3" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Ajuga 'Blueberry Muffin' is a Terra Nova introduction of a ploidy mutant of the popular miniature-leafed, Italian endemic, Ajuga tenorei 'Valfredda'. The sterile Ajuga 'Blueberry Muffin' forms a very tight clump of tiny purple leaves that eventually reaches only 3" tall x 18" wide. The clumps are topped with dense spikes of dark purple flowers in spring...perfect where you need a colorful evergreen groundcover that doesn't take over.
Ajuga 'Blueberry Muffin' is as close to being a maintenance free perennial as can be.They can be planted on 18" centers for a dense, weed-suppressing groundcover.
While ajugas like Ajuga 'Blueberry Muffin' like moist soil, they also need good drainage.Crown rot can be a problem in soils that are poorly drained. While Ajuga 'Blueberry Muffin' will grow fine in both sun and shade, plants in part sun seem to fare best. In these conditions, soils dry out quicker, which can present diseases.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Black , Purple/Lavender
Bloom Time: Spring
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden , Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Edimentals , Dry Shade Plants , Dwarf Plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Colored Foliage