Australian Bugle is a dense growing ground cover with upright spikes of mauve flowers in summer. It has deep green foliage with a dark tinge. It is a great mat forming plant for those difficult shady sites or under trees and shrubs. Suits most soil types, coastal and inland areas. Once established it will tolerate dry periods and frost. Mulch to deter weeds and to conserve soil moisture.
|Scientific Name:||Ajuga australis|
|Common Name:||Australian Bugle|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Purple, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Other insects|
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