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Ajuga Reptans 'Braunherz'

Ajuga Reptans 'Braunherz'

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Ajuga Reptans 'Braunherz' is a distinguished cultivar of the native wildflower Ajuga Reptans, celebrated for its rapid spreading through runners and the creation of rosettes featuring smooth, glossy purple-bronze foliage. During early summer, this cultivar presents an abundance of leafy spikes adorned with whorled deep blue flowers, enhancing its ornamental appeal.

'Braunherz' serves as an excellent ground cover plant, excelling in moist and challenging corners of rockeries or wild gardens. Its propensity to form dense mats makes it an effective weed suppressor in various garden settings. Additionally, this cultivar is versatile, suitable for underplanting trees or large shrubs, contributing to layered and visually appealing garden landscapes.

While 'Braunherz' exhibits adaptability, Ajuga Reptans, in general, benefits from shelter against strong winds and prefers partial shade. These characteristics make it an ideal choice for creating diverse garden designs with layered plantings.

Ajuga Reptans, including the 'Braunherz' cultivar, plays a crucial role as a primary food source for various species, underscoring its importance in supporting biodiversity. Notably, in the United Kingdom, it is an integral part of a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitat, emphasising its contribution to ecological diversity and conservation efforts. The BAP represents a comprehensive strategy aimed at conserving and enhancing biodiversity across different habitats.

At a glance:

  • Low growing perennial
  • Purple flowers April - July
  • Ideal for containers or ground cover
Common Name Bugle
Genus
Plant Form
Plant Type
Climate
Plant habitat
Sunlight Full sun, partial shade, full shade
Watering Medium
Flowering period April - July
Flower Colour Purple
Season of interest Spring
Foliage Evergreen
Hardiness Rating (RHS) H7 (< -20 °C)
Soil type
Soil PH Neutral
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