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Pink Lightning Ajuga

 
Pink Ajuga Pink Lightning, Ajuga reptans, Bugleweed

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'Pink Lightning' Ajuga is a fast-growing groundcover with a unique look. Soft, sage green leaves are trimmed with cream edges, creating a beautiful backdrop for the bubblegum-pink flower spikes that appear in late spring. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Pink Lightning' will spread rapidly when well-watered. (Ajuga) PP#22255


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 4-6" tall, Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU ASL3H31

Plant Information

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!

SKU ASL3H31
Common Name Pink Lightning Bugleweed PP#22255
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans Pink Lightning PP#22255
Patent Number PP#22255
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Flower Size 4-6" flowers
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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 White and green leaves.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, 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 MeadowsPink Lightning Ajuga
 
4.8

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)

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4.0

I like trying something new

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from Tampa, FL

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  • Attractive

Cons

  • hasn't bloomed

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    Comments about American Meadows Pink Lightning Ajuga:

    I have this in a pot by the pool where it gets morning sun only. I'm always happy when something looks nice and lives with little care. It survived the Tampa summer so I'm optimistic that once the summer heat breaks, it will thrive and hopefully bloom.

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    5.0

    perfect plant for problem area

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    from New Canaan, CT

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Pink Lightning Ajuga:

      Plants survived cold New England winter of 2014. Is deer-resistant. Attractive foliage and bloom. Thriving under a large red maple tree despite poor soil condition, shade and competition with tree roots.

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      5.0

      AJUGA PINK LIGHTNING

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      from Oronogo, Mo

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

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        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Pink Lightning Ajuga:

        It is beautiful in my garden. It does seem to spread slowly. I love it.

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        5.0

        ideal ground cover under red maple tree

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        from New Canaan, CT

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Unique Foliage

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          Best Uses

          • Ground cover
          • Outdoors
          • Under Large Red Maple

          Comments about American Meadows Pink Lightning Ajuga:

          This is my second year of ordering the Ajuga Pink Lightning. Last year's plants survived the harsh New England winter and are thriving. I purchased five more plants to fill in the area under the large red maple tree in my front yard. This is the ideal plant to compliment the variegated Bishop's weed which I planted in this area.

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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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