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.
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:
preparation, fertilization, pH
and description of bare roots
to plant bare root plants
- If you
cannot plant bare roots right away