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Ajuga in flower bed

Posted by aliciavr6 6b (My Page) on
Fri, May 14, 10 at 15:33

Long story short, have a 3' x 40' slope that I weeded, mulched, and the mulch is just sliding off. I planted hostas, hydrangea, peony, tall ornamental grasses, and some evergreen shrubs. Got purple bugle ajuga and burgundy glow ajuga to plant to create a ground cover. Will this be okay around all these plants? I'm not worried about it being invasive or going where it shouldn't, just dont want it attacking my plants! From what I've read this will probably die back here in winter (south central PA).

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RE: Ajuga in flower bed

Seems like a good choice. Spreads like crazy. Mine have not stayed true to form, but seeded, blended and now, all I ever see is the standard dark-blue-violet and green foliage. I string trim the faded flower heads off, to make it look neater. You can, over time, move to more refined groundcovers, but some can be pricey. I like Epimediums and they are strong enough to omit weeds, but I could never afford a great many.

RE: Ajuga in flower bed

Thanks! the purple brocade i planted just a week or two ago is already sending runners and spreading! burgundy glow is just hanging out still. i hope i can stay up on dead heading before the seeds drop, i just love the purple leaves.

RE: Ajuga in flower bed

I'm planning to put Ajuga under my boxwoods. They will get about 6 hours sun both morning and afternoon depending on the location in the garden. Will do well with this much sun?

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