If you are looking for magnificent contrasting colors, Burgundy Glow is the perfect
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
to dine in your garden.
While Burgundy Glow thrives in a well-drained,
location, you'll note she can be flexible: tolerating
and even light
as well. If you have an area
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
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
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
location; otherwise she will become greener 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