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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Groundcover > Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
 
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' - Catlin's Carpet Bugle

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Europe, Central (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Catlin's Carpet Bugle) - A very hardy groundcover that quickly spreads to make a lustrous mat of green leaves with a bronze tinge. In the spring, blue-purple flower spikes rise above the foliage. It prefers to grow in cool sun or part shade, with regular watering. Grows to about 1' x 2-3'. Hardy to well <0 degrees F. The plant we grew for many years (since 1995) as 'Catlin's Giant' is not what is currently being grown under this name by most nurseries. We have switched to growing the commonly accepted form with smaller more bronze leaves and continue to grow the larger green leafed plant we listed for many years under this name as Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'.
 
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