Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionFeathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' Bugleweed (Ajuga) takes everything you love about 'Chocolate Chip' Bugleweed and turns it gold! Bright gold foliage shines from spring through fall and is accompanied by cobalt-blue flowers in the summer. This vigorous ground cover quickly grows as a thick mat, suppressing weeds along the way.
The Feathered Friends™ series offers winter hardy bugleweeds that provide year-round color. They're low maintenance and grow happily nearly anywhere they are planted, including beneath trees, in containers, or on banks and slopes. Partner them with other colorful foliage plants for a multi-seasonal, vibrant display! Developed by plant breeder extraordinaire (and Great Garden Plants co-founder) Chris Hansen in west Michigan.DetailsBotanical name: Ajuga 'Cordial Canary' Common name: Bugleweed, carpet bugle, bugle, ground pine, carpenter's herb Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours sun), shade (< 4 hours sun) Height x width: 4" x 18" Flower color: Cobalt blue Foliage color: Multi-colored Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time:Summer Features:Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, stepping stones, small spaces, slopes How To GrowSoil: 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 part sun or shade, but the best foliage color usually occurs in part sun. Water: Easily grown in average soils. Spacing: Space plants 6-9" apart, but be careful not to plant too deep. Soil should never cover the crown, 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.
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Ground Covers for Suppressing Weeds
Fight plants with plants and transform your garden into a lush landscape in the process.
I live in AZ, and purchased these for my son in MN. Just today he sent me pictures, and they are doing very well!
Jacqueline M. (Massachusetts)
Cordial Canary Ajuga emerging after winter in Z5...
May 2022 I received and planted my new Cordial Canary Ajuga...she was so cute and filled in quite nicely. No blooms last year; however, top growth added eye-popping yellow to my trial garden area :o) Dial it ahead May 4th 2023 she's only filling in sporadically, there's 2 blooms! But overall performance is little to be desired. Perhaps this is more a Z6 plant? Near her is Bronze Beauty Ajuga (I'm including a pic), this plant thrives in Z5
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Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' Bugleweed.
Beautiful! The chartreuse color was just as pictured. The plants arrived in excellent condition. They moved into their new home and are growing already! Thanks for the plants and your excellent service.
A.B. (New Jersey)
Very healthy and vigorous but not very yellow like a canary.
This plant is beautiful! It came in perfect condition. The colorful compact leaves are impressive. I want more!