General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Tolerates foot traffic
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Common names
  • Geneva Bugleweed
  • Blue Bugle
  • Bugleweed
  • Upright Bugle

Photo Gallery
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: May 10, 2009 2:13 PM

Photo by Benjamin Zwittnig

Photo by MurielBendel

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: North-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany
Photo by Christian Fischer

Photo by Andrea Moro

Photo by Andrea Moro

Photo by Andrea Moro

Photo by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz

Photo by Andrew Butko

Photo by Andrea Moro

Photo by Salicyna

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Apr 26, 2014 12:55 AM concerning plant:
    This ajuga is not invasive like the more common Ajuga reptans, so it can be used for smaller areas and alongside pathways. A nice feature is that it thrives in both sun and bright shade and it's also cold hardy.

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