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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bugle brown bugle
carpenter's herb middle compound middle consound yellow bugle
Ajuga are mostly spreading, rhizomatous perennials with attractive evergreen foliage, rarely annuals, with whorled two-lipped flowers forming short spikes
A. reptans is a spreading stoloniferous perennial to 15cm in height, forming a wide mat of dark green obovate leaves, with erect spikes of dark blue flowers in late spring and early summer
Europe, Iran, SW Asia
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Good ground cover plant, although may be considered invasive. Will scorch in full sun. Will tolerate poor soils
Propagate by division, separating rooted stems
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
May suffer from powdery mildews
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