Ajuga – Bugle Flower
For creeping over the soil in shaded places the Bugle Flower is excellent. Two sorts are commonly cataloged. Ajuga replans rubra has deep purplish-blue flowers and purplish leaves and is prostrate in habit; A. genevensis is more upright in growth and bears flowers varying in color from dull red to white and blue. There is a variegated form of the Bugle Flower in which the leaves are mottled with yellow. They flower in May.
USE. It is an excellent carpet plant and is often used in cemeteries. When clipped into form it serves as an excellent edging plant. Rockeries are often planted with the Ajuga. The plants will grow beneath trees where a lawn is difficult to establish.
GENERAL AND PROPAGATION. The plants, being of a spreading habit, are easily divided either in Spring or Fall. Seeds grow readily.