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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:56 am 

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Are you going to begin your landscape designing? If you are interested to plant ground covers in your landscape, there are many good options for you. During many a pre purchase inspection Sydney building inspection experts have conducted, it is reported that people are looking for not only beauty but also the ease of maintenance while choosing plants for their gardens. In this respect, a favorite ground covering choice of many gardeners is Ajuga or Bugleweed which is an evergreen perennial ground cover. Ajuga is classified in the Taxonomy as Ajuga reptans, a name which is used as a common name. The species name of the plant reptans means creeping which indicates a basic character of the plant. This plant grows fast and creeps within just a few inches of the ground and at the time of its flowering it reaches a height of 6” or more. This plant flowers from spring to mid summer. Many times the flower color is seen from blue to purple though the color varies. Also, the color of the leaves depends on the cultivar. You could find out these plants with coppery or purplish leaves besides green color. The Chocolate Chip cultivar has got darker leaves and the color is chocolate brown- it blooms in bluish purple color.

Aguga is a ground cover which is indigenous to Eurasia and this could be rown in zones 3-10. These plants are very much easy to grow and they grow in sun or part shade. Also it is not having many specialties about the soil as long as the drainage is good. All these information is important if you are a home owner who is about to create a landscape in his favorite design.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:23 pm 

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Having had experiences with Ajuga, I can suggest that any gardener using this groundcover use it where its invasiveness doesn't interfere with growing plant life.
Forget it.....and you'll reap the rewards of putting yourself to much labour pulling it out.
While that task is not difficult, the spilling over of this blue flowering pest into areas you don't want it is assured if you do not keep it in check.
It can hide under a neighboring plant and before you know it has garnered a foothold among your plants.
It will even grow under trees whose roots are often at soil surface such as birch and maple.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:51 pm 

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Location: auburn, alabama zone8
i find it hard to keep it going. maybe it doesn't respond well to the summer heat.
i always enjoyed the blue flower spikes in spring but each clump i have planted only stays around a few years.

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