PlantsAjuga→Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Dixie Chip')

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Oct 10, 2015 7:12 AM

Ajuga Dixie Chip is probably one of my favorite Ajugas, but it is my least hardy Ajuga. In fact, I no longer have any. For me, most Ajugas are aggressive and need high maintenance to keep them where I want them, or I have to plant them where they cannot escape the area, but every time I have tried Dixie Chip it has died out. I will admit that I have never kept it in deep shade or kept it well watered (I am brutal when it comes to watering. After a plant is established, if we don't get enough rain, whatever survives minimal watering is all that stays). But I have three other Ajugas that have survived, if not thrived, even in challenging conditions. I may try Dixie Chip again if I find it on closeout or discounted, but I won't pay full price for it again.

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