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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Catlin's Giant Ajuga

 
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'Catlin's Giant' Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot, tolerating poor soils and full shade with grace. The gorgeous, deep-indigo flower spikes attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden in late spring and pair beautifully with the bronze-tinged leaves. Try this one under trees and in other spots where grass struggles to grow. (Ajuga reptans)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Groundcover
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall, Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 2.25" pot
SKU 5AJUGAXX

Plant Information

Here, "Giant" refers to the plant's spread, which is from one to two feet, while the spiky flowers still grow to only 4 to 6 inches tall.

All about Ajuga: An impressive groundcover, Ajuga is masterful at filling in spaces where other plants struggle to grow – even under Black Walnut trees. Its glossy, sometimes colorful foliage forms rosettes that stay close to the ground, creating a dense carpet that suppresses weeds and controls erosion. Later in the season, Ajuga plants send up delightful spikes of blue, purple or pink flowers, adding summertime beauty to the landscape. Low-maintenance Ajuga plants do not need trimming or deadheading.

Ajuga can be planted in full sun, half sun and full shade locations and also tolerates a wide range of soils, although it can be susceptible to root rot in very wet sites. It spreads by forming offshoots (stolons) that reach away from the plant, forming nodes and sending down roots where they touch the ground. Use this lovely, vigorous grower to your advantage!

Associated SKUs
5AJUGAXX
5AJUGA (Plant - 2.25" pot)
5AJUGA16 (Tray of 16)
5AJUGA32 (Tray of 32)
Common Name Catlin's Giant Bugleweed
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Flower Size 4-6" flowers
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 24" 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 Color Variegated
Foliage Rapidly spreading ground cover with bronze-green foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Evergreen, Erosion Control, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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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American MeadowsCatlin's Giant Ajuga
 
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5.0

Awesome flowers

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from College station tx

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Catlin's Giant Ajuga:

    These flowers are awesome . Everyone comments how beautiful they are.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    A sea of blue

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    from Alpine nj

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Look Like Hyacinths
    • This Beautiful Hearty Pla
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Pool Area

      Comments about American Meadows Catlin's Giant Ajuga:

      This beautiful plant looks like miniature hyacinths when in bloom.

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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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