Ajuga Reptans ‘Atropurpurea’
Ajuga Reptans ‘Atropurpurea is popular for it’s vivid spring display of orchid like flowers that take on a violet-purple colour lasting until summer. Evergreen, deep purple to radish pink leaves remain throughout the entire year. This makes a nice contrast with the spring flowers.
An extremely versatile plant which grows with a ground-covering habit. Ajuga has the ability to smother away most nearby competition weeds permanently. For the reason stated, it is wise to plant away from more fragile specimens as they can be suffocated. Thrives in the shade, even in deep shade where other plants cant tolerate. Happy in almost any soil conditions within reason, ranging from soggy to drought stricken locations.
Makes a fantastic addition to cottage garden borders, planted around ponds or filling problem areas. Ideal for wildlife gardens as the flowers are an early feed source to pollinating insects such as and bees and butterflies.