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Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’ (syn. Valfredda)


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


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
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Brown, Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Habit Spreading / Trailing
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? --
Landscape Value It works great as a small scale ground-cover, an edger, or in a container for sun or part shade.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 2" / 12" / 5"
Soil (Garden) Prefers moist, humus rich, well drained soils.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Deep South, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor, Winter Color
Comments --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.5 – 2.0
pH 5.5 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 100 ppm
Notes Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained Soil (Garden)s.
Finish Time to 4″ 8 – 10 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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