Bugleweed 'Bronze Beauty' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

If you are after fast spreading, low-growing ground covers with absolutely stunning variegated foliage, Bronze Beauty is definitely worth taking note of. Her purple-bronze leaves stand out as a stunning backdrop in nearly every garden.

Boasting beautiful 2-inch lilac flower spikes in early spring, Bronze Beauty will attract butterflies and is sure to be the envy of all your neighbors. She will tolerate occasional foot traffic, and is content to grow in conditions ranging from droughts to bogs. She is often seen gracing the edges of ponds, flowering beneath trees and shrubs, and even in containers.

Bronze Beauty's favorite locale will be a well-drained shady location, but she will not disappoint you in a sunny area. What you are guaranteed to get with her is a quick growing, frost hardy, absolutely irresistibly colored display of foliage and the promise of lovely flowers in spring. How can you go wrong?

Gardener Tips
Remember if you seek that metallic bronze hue from Bronze Beauty's foliage, you'll want to plant her in a sunny location; otherwise she will become more green in color.
General information about Ajuga (Bugleweed):
Ajuga reptans (commonly called Bugleweed) is noted for her striking range of foliage, colors, and textures. In mass plantings, the blanket of blue flowers is simply stunning. Because of her attractive tri-color foliage and spikes of blue flowers in spring, she is a frequent choice for planting under roses. A superb weed-suppressant, Ajuga creates a mat of semi-evergreen to evergreen, foliage that remains attractive all year round. She is also sought out because it is one of the few groundcovers that will grow under walnut trees. Growing Ajuga under trees offers gardeners who prefer not to mow under them because of the danger of large root systems a lovely solution to covering their ground. Because Ajuga will grow in shady areas, she is a terrific option for spots where grasses often fail to thrive. This makes her a perfect choice to replace turf grass, and even for growth on banks, slopes, and under shrubs. This is a plant most gardeners won’t do without.

Things to Note
The foliage color will be less vibrant in areas with no direct sunlight. For example, the Black Scallop and Bronze Beauty will be greener and the Burgundy Glow will have less burgundy.

Be aware that variegated cultivars such as Black Scallop are hybridized or sports and occasionally she will revert. Watch out for any emerging green shoots. Immediately weed any such shoots out since they are much more vigorous than the variegated plant and will take over the clump.

Speaking of foliage, keep in mind that the more direct sun Ajuga receives the more depth of color her foliage maintains. Plants such as Black Scallop or Bronze Beauty will become more green and Burgundy Glow will be less burgundy with less sunlight.

Interesting Fact
The leaves and young shoots of Ajuga cultivars are edible (but a bit bitter) and add contrasting color to salads.
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Beautiful plants
05/26/2016 By Noreen Marra
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Bronze Beauty' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The ajuga bronze beauty arrived on time, well packaged and in perfect condition. Although it's only been a few days since planting, they seem to be establishing very well. I highly recommend this nursery.
After reviewing multiple plants for the right characteristics for my location I determined that the 'Bronze Beauty' would fit the bill. The plants arrived quickly and were in pristine condition. I also want to commend the website design - it's easy to navigate... Read full review >
Huge healthy plants
05/12/2016 By Ruth Anne Kurtz
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Bronze Beauty' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The ajuga is so much bigger than what my local nursery sells. High quality healthy plants packaged with care and delivered quickly. Prices are half of local nursery. Already placed another order and will continue to buy from you. Highly recommend your company
Great plants!!
05/07/2016 By Ruth Anne Kurtz
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Bronze Beauty' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
I was hesitant to purchase live plants online but I will definitely order again. The plants are high quality and larger than those sold locally. They were packed very carefully for shipping and arrived quickly.

Excellent quality plants with great service... Read full review >
It's hard to find something that shines in the shade. Ajuga (bugleweed) fills the order! Even in the winter, protected leaves under a deck or awning will be beautiful. Ranging from chocolate to purplish green, the changes in hue are as interesting the flowers... Read full review >
If you are more than a one-day ship away, we do not recommend shipping this plant during the heat of summer (July-August). Although our shipments are expedited (at most three days in transit), this plant tends to suffer more than average plants when shipped during hot weather (sometimes melting into mush).

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If desired, in order to rejuvenate the foliage, cut it back to the ground after flowering. Mow large areas of bugleweed with a lawn mower; however, in small patches, trim plants back with pruning shears or a weed trimmer.
Does well in full shade, but its best foliage color is in part-sun locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day). Tolerates full sun in southern zones with ample moisture. Prefers loamy, well-drained soil but tolerates moderately dry ones. Avoid situations where it is wet for extended periods.

Do not plant Ajuga too deep, the very top of the root is best left above soil level. Do not overwater, let the top 2" of soil dry out before watering. Do not let it stay bone dry for extended periods, but Ajuga likes air to reach their roots and too much water hampers that.
In areas where spreading is not desired, trim back the runners before they take root or prune ruthlessly once a year.
Requires good drainage.
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Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
(AKA A. 'Gaiety', Bronze Improved, Gaiety Bugleweed, Creeping Bugleweed, Creeping Carpet Bugle, Sicklewort, Carpenter's Herb)
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz

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