Aussie Bugle is a great groundcover perennial for those difficult shady positions. It has an easy going nature and dense matting habit, and has spikes of mauve flowers in summer. The foliage is deep green tinged with purple. Suits most soil types, is frost tolerant and takes dry periods once established.
|Scientific Name:||Ajuga australis 'prostrate'|
|Common Name:||Australian Bugle|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Cottage garden, Flower 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, Variegated|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
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