Ajuga reptans / Bugle / Good ground cover / Seeds

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Ajuga reptans / Bugle / Good ground cover / Seeds

A great ground cover plant.  Bugle grows rosettes of glossy leaves and spikes of dark blue flowers in early summer, from May to June.  These plants are mostly grown for their attractive year-round leaves, although the flowers are good too!  They grow to a height of 10-15cm and spread up to 30cm.  They form good ground cover for shade or semi-shade and for settling banks, as they spread into a mat of

Plants grow best in semi-shade in most soils, including poor soils.  They send out runners, which can be removed and grown on into new plants.  They are generally untroubled by pests. 

Pack of approx 50 seeds.  Sow the seeds in spring or autumn.
 Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

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Hardiness  Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May - June
Height 10 - 15cm
Spread To 30cm
Conditions  Part shade and most soils including poorer soils
Sow Sow the seeds in spring or autumn on the surface of a tray of seed compost.  Cover the seeds very lightly with compost.  Keep the tray moist but not waterlogged, at 10-15C and germination takes 1-2 months.  Be patient with the seed tray, as seeds may germinate erratically.  Transplant seedlings into small pots when they are big enough to handle and then out into the garden after hardening off.
Grow Plants form rosettes of leaves, sending out runners, which grow into a mat of plants. Tidy up plants after flowering. Mature clumps of plants can be divided in autumn or early spring.