Last month, I posted details of my 3rd Ajuga variety: Burgundy Glow. I found one at Lowe's and tucked it into the IB2DWs bed near the driveway . In that post , I looked at the tri-color foliage and how it is a little bit slower-grower than 'Chocolate Chip'. Well...it tuns out that I'm (now) planting a second one. That was a gift of sorts. Back earlier this Summer, the kids made Fairy Gardens. One of the plants that one of the girls bought - but LEFT IN THE CONTAINER - is an Ajuga Burgundy Glow. Here below are a few photos - including how this thing had roots coming out the bottom big-time: I carefully peeled the container away and decided to stick it into the backyard - right off the patio, by the screened porch door - hoping it will fill in the space and hug the patio. See below for the size: More groundcover. More, indeed. I'm posting this in November 2023, but I did this dividing and transplanting in mid-October 2023.
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Posted by Jake Parrillo on
One of the plants that I have learned to absolutely love is Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'. I've planted it in a few places and each time I see it, I say to myself: I should put this stuff everywhere. It is a great 'living mulch' and plays well with other plants - won't take over in the same ways that something like Creeping Jenny seems to do in my garden. I've mostly added 'Chocolate Chip' , but earlier this year I also planted six Ajuga 'Bronze Beauty' plugs in the back garden. I haven't really noticed them doing anything, but most of them seem to have established themselves this Summer. That Ajuga 'exploration' is the reason why I came home with a single plant (yes...I know one groundcover plant is a mistake) from the Lowe's end-of-the-season sale: A Burgundy Glow Ajuga. See below for a look at the foliage: What makes Burgundy Glow special? From Walters Garden come these features: tri-colored foliage, blue flowers and