If you are after
ground covers with absolutely stunning
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
flower spikes in early spring, Bronze Beauty will attract
and is sure to be the envy of all your neighbors.
She will tolerate occasional
and is content to grow in conditions ranging from
She is often seen gracing the edges of ponds, flowering
and shrubs, and even in containers.
Bronze Beauty's favorite locale will be a well-drained
location, but she will not disappoint you in a
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?
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
Ajuga creates a mat of semi-evergreen to
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
cultivars such as Black Scallop are hybridized or
and occasionally she will
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.
The leaves and young shoots of Ajuga cultivars are
(but a bit bitter) and add contrasting color to salads.
- Cold hardiness zone: 3-10 (-40 degrees F) - Contact your local extension to confirm hardiness if you are in a fringe zone (we cannot guarantee hardiness in fringe zones)
- AHS Heat Zone: 9-1
- Light: Full sun Part sun Shade
- Growth rate: Fast
- Mature height: 3-5"
- Spacing: 6-9"
- Tolerant of: Deer, Drought, Foot Traffic, Wet Conditions, Poor Soil, Rabbits, Salt
- pH of Soil: 4.0 - 8.5, Ideal pH: 5.5 - 6.5
- Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Grows Under Trees: Pine - Yes, Walnut - Yes, Other - Yes
- Good for borders & edging: Yes
- Spreads by creeping: Yes
- Edible: Yes
- Good for erosion control: Yes
- Evergreen: Yes
- Good for slopes: Yes
- Variegated: Yes
- Weed suppressor (once established): Yes
I was pleased at how big and healthy these plants were upon arrival. Planted them this Spring at the suggested spacing and they have already closed many of the empty spaces between the plants. Beautiful colors on the leaves too.
The plants arrived on the day they were supposed to and were packed perfectly. They were all healthy and a week later are thriving in the new home.
I plan on ordering more of this ground cover for other parts of the yard.
This was my second order of Bronze Beauty Ajuga. Once again each plant was well developed and healthy. No comparison to ground covers found in the past at local nurseries.
these plants arrived in perfect condition but only about half of them have survived because I planted them in an area that was not moist - they definitely need moist soil. We've had a drought here in New England in the past few years and I'm sure that didn't... Read full review >
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.
|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).
You may order them, but understand that we will not replace or refund should any perish.
You may specify a future ship date when you checkout.
- Classy Groundcovers offers free shipping, and your plants never spend more than three days in transit.
- another benefit from shopping with us is that you know
how many days delivery will take
when your order will be shipped
Shipping information that applies to all plants:
- Transit Time For Your Shipment
(at most 3 days)
- When We Ship
- You May Specify Your Shipping Date
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- Special Delivery Instructions
- No Shipments To: AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA or internationally
- Changing Your Shipping Date
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- Unpacking Your Order
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.
General information that applies to all plants:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away