Ajuga common name
About 6 inches.
Flowers purple-blue, June.
There are several sorts, “improved”
relations of the common hedge-bank plant; the
best is Brockbankii with flowers of a distinct
metallic blue, and crispa, with crinkled leaves.
They form a mat of low growing leaves with rather
a running habit, and throw up their flower-spikes
They require ordinary perennial treatment; may
be planted from October to March, and should be
broken up and replanted about every third season.
In top-dressing such low-spreading growers as
Ajuga, care should be taken not to smother the
plant; avoid solid manure, and scatter the leaf-mould,
etc., with a light hand.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May
- Hardiness: fully hardy