How to Grow Ajuga Plants
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Ajuga plants are small but very durable and tough. They make a fantastic groundcover for your garden. Another good thing about Ajuga plants is that they can control erosion on a hill or a bank. They always come in handy if there is a patchy spot on your lawn that you cannot fill. Ajuga plants are also great for adding some color to your garden. You may also grow them under shrubs and trees.
Ajuga plants are great for carpeting a shady spot or any area where the grass won’t grow. Ajuga plants are tough so they can survive where other plants can’t. A great thing about them is that they provide some beautiful blooms during the spring and summer.
Another great thing about these plants is that they will stay attractive almost all year round. They hold their leaf color and provide you with nice blooms in spring and summer.
Ajuga plants (scientific name Ajuga reptans) is a beautiful perennial that can thrive in U.S. hardiness zones 3 to 9. It is considered and evergreen plant that is known for its glossy leaves. They can grow in the sun or partial shade, so you have various options. However, keep in mind that the foliage will develop the best colors in full son.
Ajugas naturalize very easily, by spreading stolons. These are horizontal stems that grow along the ground. It means that these plants spread easily, so make sure to think about where to plant Ajugas. These plants can become invasive if you don’t choose the right spot. For example, avoid planting them too close to lawns, flower beds or any other areas where you don’t want Ajugas to grow.
It is important to wait until all the risk of the frost has passed before you plant your Ajugas in the garden. Once it is warm enough, simply dig holes that are deep enough for Ajuga root balls. Make sure to space the holes 8 to 15 inches apart.
Before planting, carefully loosen the plants’ roots. After this, gently place the plant in the ground. Firm the soil around the plants. Make sure to water thoroughly to help settling the plants. This will also eliminate any potential air pockets.
Here are some basic care tips for Ajuga plants:
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