Ajuga 'Silver Queen'

Plant Details

Common Name: Bugleweed - "Silver Queen"
Type: Perennial
Habit: Mat Forming. Groundcover.
Zone: 3 - 9
Height: 2 - 6 inches
Spread: 18 - 36 inches
Bloom Time: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Description: Spikes, Violet Blue
Foliage: Variegated Silvery Gray with Creamy White Indented Edge
Attributes: Deer and Rabbit Resistant. Black Walnut Tolerant. Ground Cover. Will Naturalize

"Silver Queen" - is an evergreen to semi-evergreen, perennial groundcover. Its attractive variegated leaves are silvery gray-green edged in cream and deeply indented. This shade-loving plant spreads rapidly by stolons to form a dense carpet of showy vegetation. Spikes of bright violet-blue flowers appear in late spring and early summer. This is one of the best variegated bugleweeds on the market.

Use as a groundcover where sun-loving grass will not grow. Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden.


Quick Facts

Plant Care

Sun: Part Sun to Part Shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones.

Will grow in full shade, but best foliage color is in sunny locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day). In time, these variegated plants can begin to revert back to dark green. If this happens, all dark green plantlets should be removed.

Divide when clumps become overcrowded. A fast-growing plant which will spread in the garden by stolons to form an attractive, low-growing ground cover.

Larger plantings may be mowed on a high mower setting to remove spent flower spikes and to tidy the appearance of the planting. Space plants 6-9" apart for quick cover.

No serious insect or disease problems. Crown rot can be a problem in wet, heavy soils.



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