Spikes of large-lipped, blue flowers, above a spreading carpet of mid-green foliage. Ideal ground cover or the spiller in containers

Ajuga reptans
aka bluebugle, bugleherb
  • evergreen mat-forming
  • spreading dark-green obovate leaves
  • erect spikes of dark blue flowers
  • late spring and early summer.

H 0.15m
S < 0.9m

part shade

moist well-drained

Purchased in 2019 – suitable for pots too as ‘the spiller’. I just love the blues.
May 2020 – infested with ? woolly aphids – cut right back to soil level in late Spring. Disappeared over the rest of the year but regrew Spring 2021