Bugleweed 'Catlin's Giant' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (AKA Giant Bugleweed, Creeping Carpet Bugle 'Catlin's Giant', Sicklewort 'Catlin's Giant', Carpenter's Herb 'Catlin's Giant')
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz
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True to her name, Caitlin's Giant is much larger than other Ajuga (commonly called Bugleweed) and she does not disappoint. If you are looking for a low-maintenance, rapidly spreading ground cover that promises constant pops of colorful foliage and beautiful flowers that beckon butterflies, you'll want to take a good look at Caitlin's Giant.

She tends toward clumping until her root system is fully established at which point she takes off spreading and covering your garden with low rosettes of large, variegated purple-bronze foliage. Arriving in early spring, her deep blue-purple flower spikes climb between 8-10 inches and continue their show into early summer.

Though Caitlin's Giant loves full shade, given an average, medium wet, well-drained soil, and at least a bit of shade in southern zones, Caitlin will thrive. And the bottom line is that gardeners just can't resist the constant color of her large foliage.
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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.

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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05/23/2020 By Anne Kiessling (NY)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Catlin's Giant' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

I ordered 75 of these to replace the ones that the ones that my landscapers had mistaken for weeds last year. They arrived quickly and mostly in good condition. There were 4 or 5 that were a little crushed, so I didn’t plant them in case they didn’t make... Read full review >
Big and beautiful
05/21/2020 By Joan Audino (NY)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Catlin's Giant' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

I'm a first time buyer and couldn't be happier with my purchase. Plants arrived on time, were in great shape, and quite well along in the growing process. Thank you for the great product and service.
09/11/2019 By Roy Gustaveson (MA)
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Catlin's Giant' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Ordered more of "Caitlins Giant" ajuga and received the same high quality plants. I highly recommend them.
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Classy Groundcovers has been great to work with. They ship much faster than other online nurseries we’ve tried. Nearly all the 50 ajuga plants were lush and healthy. Seven plants were compromised — probably by heat in transit to North Texas — and failed... Read full review >

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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. (more)

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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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