Ajuga Chocolate Chip - Jumbo Landscape Plugs Description
Ajugas are a tough groundcover for hard to grow areas. Their attractive, evergreen foliage, rugged disposition and tidy landscape habit make it one of the most desirable groundcovers today. If you are looking for an easy and low maintenance groundcover, than look no further than Ajuga Chocolate Chip.
Tight 3" tall mats form to spread flowering carpets of blue flowers to 18" wide in a single year.
Special Features: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Season Extender
We recommend 10" spacing for a quick fill
|Spacing||1 flat of 32 covers:|
|6"||8 sq feet|
|8"||14 sq ft|
|10"||22 sq Ft|
|12"||32 sq Ft|
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- Botanical Name:
Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
- Common Name:
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed
- Sun Exposure:
Sun,Part Shade, Shade
- Ship Form:
32-cell Jumbo Plugs
- Soil Type:
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- Height x Width:
3" X 12"
- Flower Color:
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- Bloom Season:
Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones. The soil should be acidic with a pH in the range of 3.7 to 6.5. Avoid planting in wet, heavy soils, and provide good air circulation.Light: Will grow in full sun or shade, but best foliage color usually occurs in part-sun locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day). The foliage will tend to be smaller when grown in full sun, but the plant will produce more flower spikes.
Water: Easily grown in average, medium moisture soils.
Spacing: Space plants 6-9” apart for prompt cover being careful not to plant too deeply. The crown should never be covered with soil or the plant will rot and die.
Fertilizing: Ajugas seldom need fertilizing. Over fertilizing can encourage crown rot.
Winterizing: No specific care needed
Maintenance & Pruning: Can be propagated by digging and dividing established clumps in the fall or early in the spring. About every third year, large, crowded groupings should be thinned out to reduce the chance of crown rot. Plants are very low maintenance, but may be cut back to the ground after flowering, if necessary, to rejuvenate the foliage. Large plantings may be mowed on a high mower setting to remove spent flower spikes and to tidy the appearance of the planting. Avoid planting adjacent to lawn areas since little islands of ajuga may start appearing in the grass. On variegated forms promptly remove any non-variegated leaves that may appear. This will prevent the plant from reverting back to it's original green form.
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