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Bronze Beauty Ajuga

Ajuga Bronze Beauty, Bugleweed groundcover with purple flowers View Larger Image

Regular Price: $12.98

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

Ajuga ‘Bronze Beauty’ carpets the garden with scalloped, bronze-tinged foliage. Spikes of blue flowers stand above dark foliage in late spring to early summer, drawing hummingbirds to the garden. A hardy, low-maintenance groundcover for shade and partial shade. Edge shaded beds and borders or mass beneath specimen trees in the woodland garden. (Ajuga reptans)

Zones 3 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

4-6" tall x 12-18" wide. Ajuga, also called bugleweed, provides dramatic, textural groundcover for high profile areas of the garden. Rich color and seasonal blooms are best appreciated up close. Flowers stand six inches tall, are good for cutting, and attract bees and butterflies. Ajuga tolerates light foot traffic and can be tucked between stepping stones or used to soften the edges of flagstone paths. Plants also perform well in containers and large tubs. Widely adaptable to all but very wet locations, ajuga spreads best in moist soils, but tolerates dry conditions. Ajuga’s spreading habit provides good erosion control for shady sites where other plants can be hard to establish. Plants are evergreen in southern regions of its range. Spent flowers can be removed if desired using shears or a string trimmer. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Common Name Bronze Beauty Bugleweed
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans Bronze Beauty
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Glossy bronze and green foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers, Tolerates Foot Traffic
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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