Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (AKA Creeping Carpet Bugle 'Burgundy Glow', Sicklewort 'Burgundy Glow', Carpenter's Herb 'Burgundy Glow', Burgundy Lace)
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz
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1-9 flats of 18 3 1/2" pots: $96.66 ($5.37 per plant)
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(minimum of 1) flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in
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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.
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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. Superb at choking out weeds, 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.

To avoid crown rot It is critical for Ajugas to be planted with the crown (top of the root mass) slightly ABOVE ground level so water will not pool over the roots.

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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08/17/2023 By Cory Skeens (VA)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in }

The Ajuga burgundy glow arrived in perfect condition, lots of beautiful leaves. We planted them promptly and they have thrived. Very happy with the purchase.
04/06/2021 By PATRICIA MANNS (IL)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in }

Plants arrived exactly when request, packing kept the plants safe and looking perfect. Exactly what I wanted.

Classy Groundcovers processed and shipment the plant order very quickly. I was kept informed of shipment date, travel time, and arrival date. The plants came well packaged for protection. The plants looked good in the 3.5in pots and the roots were well... Read full review >
Ajuga awesome
09/15/2020 By Carol Kolo (NE)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in }

Real healthy and full chunky plants
Just what I wanted
08/04/2020 By Robert Gill (FL)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Burgundy Glow' {flat of 18 Pots - 3 1/4 in }

My plants arrived very quickly and were healthy and moist. Planted them the next day and had only a few (6) that were not viable. Considering the fact that I had 125 total plants, I was very happy with my purchase. I'll definitely order again when I'm ready... 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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