Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

If you are looking for magnificent contrasting colors, Burgundy Glow is the perfect variegated Ajuga for you. The foliage on Burgundy Glow ranges from mint-green, to ivory, to a burgundy/salmon shade and the 6-inch flower spikes that shoot up from mid-spring to early summer are a rich indigo blue beckoning butterflies to dine in your garden.

While Burgundy Glow thrives in a well-drained, full shade location, you'll note she can be flexible: tolerating full sun and even light foot traffic as well. If you have an area under trees that needs a hardy plant, this is the perfect choice. Of course you might fall in love with the ever-evolving foliage colors and opt to replace an entire turf yard with this creeper. Should you do so, you'll be rewarded in early spring with new growth in shades of white, green, pink and even rose hues. As the season wears on, she'll often shift to lots of greens and whites or roses and greens. The real clincher is when autumn dawns and most yards die, her leaves turn a lovely shimmering bronze and remain semi-evergreen throughout the winter. You will be the envy of all your neighbors with a constant display of color. Because she is frost hardy, spreads so quickly, and doesn't pose any real threat to larger perennials, many people find they enjoy experimenting with Burgundy Glow in borders, under shrubs, as an edging or in other areas where they wish to have a prolific ground cover.

Remember if you seek that rich burgundy hue from Burgundy Glow's foliage, you'll want to plant her in a sunny location; otherwise she will become greener 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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01/28/2017 By Sheila Richards
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
I received my order of 24 of these several weeks ago. When they arrived, I must admit they looked rather "sheepish" from traveling in the dark. They seemed to take to the transplanting well and began to flourish. I have issues with wild rabbits, but so far... Read full review >
The 24 plants arrived o time and as described. I planted them the following day and so far they are all doing well! I can't wait to see how they grow and change over the seasons!
Excellent
08/23/2016 By Julie Flynn
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
I bought 3 flats. All 72 plants were in perfect condition and are thriving after being in the ground for 2 weeks. All of my plants arrived within 3 days of being shipped. What a great company, thank you so much:)
These were great
08/09/2016 By Charles Mayhew
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Probably the best success of the 4 items I purchased. They have thrived and multiplied, filling in more than half the space in which they were set after 4 months.
So large and healthy!
06/02/2016 By Kathleen Couch
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
They have been planted under a maple tree, and are looking good! The plants are so large, especially compared to the spindly ones at area nurseries. The size they come would usually take at least a season to accomplish.
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 'Burgundy Glow'
(AKA Creeping Carpet Bugle, Sicklewort, Carpenter's Herb, Burgundy Lace)
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz

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