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Pink Lightning Ajuga

SKU: AM018229
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Overview

'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

key features
Botanical Name
Ajuga reptans Pink Lightning PP#22255
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Striking Foliage, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

An impressive groundcover, Ajuga is masterful at filling in spaces where other plants struggle to grow – even under Black Walnut trees. Its glossy, colorful foliage forms rosettes that stay close to the ground, creating a dense carpet that suppresses weeds and controls erosion. In summer, delightful flower spikes attract pollinators and add beauty to the summer landscape. Low-maintenance plants do not need trimming or deadheading. Ajuga, also called Bugleweed, is deer and rabbit-resistant, and readily adapts to a variety of conditions. Ajuga can be planted in full sun, part sun, and full shade locations, and it 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. Ajuga reptans is native to Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern Asia. Use this lovely, vigorous grower to your advantage!