Shade Grade: A
A great shade performer. Minor slug damage on old leaves.
Bugleweed ‘Burgundy Lace’
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Lace'
- Plant Type
- Front Garden
- North Side Yard
4" high. Hardy to zone 3. Drought-tolerant, semi-evergreen.
04/2012: Planted in a deck pot, and has found its way around the garden via transplanting.
Bugleweed ‘Burgundy Lace’ (also known as Carpet Bugle) is a wonderful shade- and drought-tolerant ground cover for the right location. It spread readily in our garden forming dense patches, but doesn’t self-sow, and is easy to pull when it wanders where I don’t want it.
Ajuga’s broad, shiny leaves provide a nice contrast to other ground covers, and the bronze-tipped foliage of this cultivar adds a nice color interest. Other sources mention cream and pink tones, but ours are lacking these colors – perhaps the plant has reverted over time. My favorite feature of this plant is the blue flower spikes sent up in spring – en masse, they create a stunning display that marks the end of the worst winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest!