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Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’ (syn. Valfredda)


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A dwarf, spreading groundcover that creates a tight mat of rich, chocolate brown foliage with dark green undertones. Charming spikes of lacy blue flowers rise above the foliage in the spring. May repeat bloom in milder climates. Beautiful in containers, around shrubs or between stepping stones. An herbaceous perennial.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 2″ / 36″ / 15″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July

SKU: AJUCHOCHI Categories: ,
Common Name Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Ajuga
species reptans
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Evergreen
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Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Spreading / Trailing
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 2" / 12" / 5"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Blue
Leaf Color Brown, Green
Soil Prefers moist, humus rich, well drained soils.
pH 5.5 - 7.0
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor, Winter Color
Nutritional Needs 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil.
Water (Garden) Average
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Landscape Value It works great as a small scale ground-cover, an edger, or in a container for sun or part shade.
Finish Time to 4" 8 - 10 weeks
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Grower Notes Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils.
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