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Products > Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'
Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' - Jungle Beauty Carpet Bugle

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Jungle Beauty Carpet Bugle) - Evergreen groundcover that stays under 6" tall foot tall by up to 2 to 3 feet wide. This cultivar of the common European Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is noted for its large purple tinged leaves with red margins and 10 inch tall spikes of blue-violet flowers. Plant in sun (coastal) to light shade. Moderate watering needs. Tolerates most soils so long as they are not water-logged. Hardy to < 0 F. May be the same as 'Jungle Beauty Improved'. We grew this plant for many years (since 1995) as 'Catlin's Giant', determined it is not what is currently being grown under this name by most nurseries and switched to growing the commonly accepted form of 'Catlin's Giant' that had smaller more bronze leaves. Since 2004 we have grown this larger green leafed plant as 'Jungle Beauty' but discontued growing it in 2008. 

Information about Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.