Ajuga plants are great garden plants you can grow as covering. They can be planted almost anywhere so they make for a great ground covering. They will also add some color to your garden in spring and summer when they start to bloom.

Ajugas tend to be strong and healthy plants that spread quickly and easily. There are many different varieties of Ajugas that you can grow in your garden so it is important to choose the right variety for your needs.

Here are some popular Ajuga plant varieties you can choose:

Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry muffin is a variety of Ajuga plants that is very vigorous and can spread fast. It has deep blue flowers and thick leaves. One great thing about this variety is that the leaves are very strong so they hold up even during the harsh weather. This variety can grow in zones 5 to 9 and needs regular watering. This is particularly important when the temperatures go up. This variety can grow about 6 inches in height and spread up to 28 inches.

Catlin’s Giant

This Ajuga plant has 8 to 10 inches long spikes of flowers. The flowers have a magnificent deep blue shade. These blooms grow on top of bronze-blue leaves. This Ajuga variety can grow about 3 to 6 inches in height and it can spread one to two feet across.

Burgundy Glow

This is a variety of Augas that is very popular. It has blue flowers and tri-colored leaves in the shades of cream, pink and white. This variety of Ajugas is hardy in zones 3 to 9. It can grow about 6 to 10 inches in height.

Toffee Chip

This is a variety of Ajuga plants that has new leaves that start out light brown but turn grayish-green with creamy-gold margins as they grow. This variety is hardy in zones 3 to 10.

Chocolate Chip

This variety is also known as “Valfredda”. This is a dwarf variety of Ajugas. It has chocolate-burgundy leaves and beautiful bluish-purple flowers.

Purple Brocade

This is a beautiful Ajuga variety with bluish-violet flowers. The leaves are deep green with purple margins. This Ajuga variety is hardy in zones 3 to 9. One good thing about this variety is that it is less aggressive than most Ajuga plants.

Black Scallop

This variety is very dark so it is great for those who like to add some darker tones to their garden. This Ajuga plant variety has deep blue flowers and unusual purple-black leaves with characteristic scalloped edges.

Companion Plants for Ajugas

Ajuga plants can grow in many different lighting conditions. It means that you can grow them in shade. If you choose to do this, it is best to grow them alongside some companion plants. Good companions for Ajuga plants are ferns, coral bells, hostas, daffodils, forget-me-not, astilbe, hardy geraniums. Woodland plants in general tend to make very good companions for Ajugas.

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