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Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'

Also called Bugleweed


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Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' - Pyramidal Bugleweed - Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' - Pyramidal Bugleweed - Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

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

Zone:

4

Height:

5-10 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Blue
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Clumping
Trailing

Foliage Color

Burgundy
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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