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'Chocolate Chip' Bugleweed

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Appealing maroon foliage adds color and texture.
  • Spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer.
  • Super low-maintenance and durable.
  • Dense habit spreads nicely and controls weeds.
  • Zones 4-9, sun/part sun/shade, 3" tall x 12" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-9
Light part sun/sun/shade
low

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Description The bold burgundy- and chocolate-colored foliage of Chocolate Chip Bugleweed (Ajuga) steals the spotlight from other garden ground covers. Spikes of bright-blue blooms in late spring and early summer accompany the bold evergreen foliage to give your garden an eclectic vibe. This foolproof perennial groundcover will make gardening a breeze by suppressing weeds as it spreads through your garden. It's so low maintenance; nearly all you have to do is plant and enjoy! Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' bugleweed ground cover can be planted in containers, on slopes, beneath trees, and in small spaces. It looks especially lovely when grown around rocks or stepping stones. If you're looking to add an easy and unique twist to your garden, this plant is perfect for you. Plus, who could say no to chocolate chips?
Buying landscape plugs? Here is how much area they will cover:
  • 6" spacing of 32 landscape plugs covers 6 sq feet
  • 8" spacing covers 7.5 sq feet
  • 10" spacing covers 11 sq feet
  • 12" spacing covers 16 sq feet
Details Botanical name: Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' (also known as 'Valfredda')
Common name: Bugleweed, carpet bugle, bugle, ground pine, carpenter's herb
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part-sun (4-6 hours sun), shade (< 4 hours sun)
Soil type: Average
Soil Moisture: Average to moist
Height x width: 3" x 12"
Flower color: Dark blue and violet
Foliage color: Burgundy and chocolate
Season of interest: Late spring
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Features: Rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, stepping stones, small spaces, slopes
How To Grow Soil: Prefers moist soils with good drainage but tolerates moderately dry conditions.  Favors acidic soils with a pH in the range of 3.7 to 6.5.
Light: Will grow in full sun or shade, but the best foliage color usually occurs in part-sun locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day).
Water: Easily grown in average soils.
Spacing: Space plants 6-9" apart, but be careful to not plant too deep. The crown should never be covered with soil, or the plant may rot.
Fertilizing: Ajugas seldom need fertilizing. Over-fertilizing can encourage crown rot.
Winterizing: No specific care is needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Every couple of years, thin out crowded groupings to reduce the chance of crown rot. Pruning is not required but can be done to rejuvenate foliage after flowering. Larger plantings may be mowed if they become unruly. Plants can be propagated by dividing established clumps in the fall or early spring.

Did You Know?

Ground Covers for Suppressing Weeds

Ground covers are powerhouses when it comes to the garden. They effortlessly fill those tough-to-grow sites that are usually ignored, like tight spaces, gaps between stepping stones, slopes, or shady understories. Fight plants with plants and transform your garden into a lush landscape in the process with these ground covers.

groundcover great for suppressing weeds

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
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Ann

They all died. Zone 5b

Thank you for your feedback! It’s surprisingly normal for newly transplanted plants to appear like they aren’t growing. That’s because most of the growth occurs below ground in their first year as they allocate more energy to root development. Please contact us to start the claims process is necessary. All orders are covered by our 60-day guarantee.

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Jen

Large and generally healthy looking and vigorous. Poorly packaged so that the plastic around the base of the pots was wrapped so tightly that it caused of damage to the base of about a third of them. But so far they have bounced back and are looking pretty good. If I had it to do over again I would have purchase the garden plug size instead. But still like the root ball size advantage of the quart size.

D
D.V. (Massachusetts)

Looking and growing great!

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Charlene

It came destroyed. I need to get a hold of great gardens!

Hello! We’re sorry that you received plants that are not up to our standards. We try our best to provide excellent plants, but some factors, like shipping and handling, are outside our control. That’s why we have a 60-day guarantee on all of our orders. Please contact us with your order number and pictures of your plants to start the claims process. We look forward to helping!

J
J.P. (Michigan)
Starting to expand

Planted 32 landscape plugs, in 6b, about 11 months ago. They are finally starting to grow a bit. I hope they fill in over the next few years. Very interesting-looking up close!