Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' Bugleweed

Available Spring 2024
Size

Description

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' has extremely crinkled and twisted shiny, dark green to maroon leaves. 'Metallica Crispa' Bugleweed is very compact with short spikes of blue flowers in spring to early summer. Plant Ajuga 'Metallica Crispa' in a container where its unusual foliage can be fully appreciated.

A slow-growing perennial plant, Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' prefers protection from afternoon sun. It will tolerate conditions ranging from dry to wet. Bugleweed can be grown under black walnut trees and will tolerate clay soil.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Bugleweed
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 4
  • Width at Maturity: 8
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Midspring to midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Drought. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

This groundcover may need a barrier if you wish to stop it from spreading into a nearby lawn. A flexible rake can be used to easily remove leaf litter and debris from patches of Ajuga.

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Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.