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Ajuga reptans 'Rubra'

  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Normand Fleury)
Ajuga reptans



Origin and description

Creeping habit. Can become invasive.
Blooms: blue, May-June
Foliage: red
Height: 10-20 cm
Spacing: 30-45 cm

Species, cultivars and related plants

See also 'Alba', 'Burgundy Glow' and 'Variegatum' cultivars

Common name

Creeping bugleweed 'Rubra'

Latin name (genus)

Ajuga reptans 'Rubra'

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun, patial shade, shade

Rapid growth

Tolerates light trampling

Easy to grow?

Very easy to grow

Pruning and maintenance

In the spring, gently tamp down the plants raised by the freeze-thaw cycle.
Provide winter protection on exposed sites.


Ground covers

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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