Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'
Also called Bugleweed
Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' - Pyramidal Bugleweed - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design
More About Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'
- AKA Ajuga cristata, or Ajuga 'Mini Crisp Red'
- Deeply pleated, glossy foliage of dark green and burgundy
- Royal-blue spikes of flowers
- Slower growing than other cultivars of ajugas
- Compact plant, good for rock gardens and for edging
- Semi-evergreen foliage
- Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Pyramidal Bugleweed Growing and Maintenance Tips
Slow to medium spreading, ground cover growing best in a fairly moist soil. Dense foliage is good for choking out weeds. Will grow in partial to full shade, and with adequate moisture will tolerate some sun. To rejuvenate plant growth, mow (on a high setting) after blooming. Divide every two to three years to prevent centre dieback.
Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum