Ajuga reptans ‘Catlins Giant’ – The Giant Carpet Bugle
With larger foliage than the species Ajuga reptans ‘Catlins Giant’ is the most widely grown form. Tall flower spikes in spring with attractive mauve flowers. This is a mat forming evergreen perennial that has been used as a low care ground cover plant for many years.
Best planted in a position where it is naturally confined rather than allowed to spread in bushland. Also known as “Bugleweed’ it makes a great plant for underplanting taller shrubs in containers where it works as an evergreen ground cover plant..
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlins Giant’ with its coppery green leaves spreads quickly to form a thick mat, although it can be planted with strong growing spring flowering bulbs such as Daffodils, that will happily push their way up through the foliage.
Ajuga reptans ‘Catlins Giant’ Care
Frost tolerant once established and not needy in terms of soil requirements and with the ability to grow equally well in full sun to dappled shade. Ajuga reptans ‘Catlins Giant’ does like a well drained position.
Landscaping uses include a ground cover position where you want little care and do not intend to grow much else. Mass planting beneath trees.
- Height – .5m when in flower, lower the rest of the year.
- Spread – Will spread to 1m over time, eventually further in ideal conditions. Easily controlled.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained is best, however will cope with poor soil.
- Growth rate – Medium in good soil, slow in poor soil.
- Position – Full sun to light shade.
- Foliage colour – Glossy Coppery, Blue / Green.
- Flowers – Pale Purple to Blue appearing in autumn.
- Fertiliser – All purpose slow release type in spring.
Ajuga reptans catlins giant is available for sale form the following nurseries
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
862 Midland Highway Mount Rowan Vic 3352
We offer over 245 varieties of Fuchsia, tubestock, pots, baskets and standards. Mail order specialists. Open 7 days by appointment.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.