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Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' (Bugle 'Metallica Crispa' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'

Other names

Bugle 'Metallica Crispa'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Metallica Crispa' _ 'Metallica Crispa' is a semi-evergreen perennial with purple-bronze tinted green crinkled foliage. From mid-spring to mid-summer, it bears spikes of small dark blue flowers.


Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green, Flushed purple, Flushed bronze in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' (Bugle 'Metallica Crispa' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in sun or shade in any soil. Can tolerate poor soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'

Other names

Bugle 'Metallica Crispa'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Metallica Crispa' _ 'Metallica Crispa' is a semi-evergreen perennial with purple-bronze tinted green crinkled foliage. From mid-spring to mid-summer, it bears spikes of small dark blue flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green, Flushed purple, Flushed bronze in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' (Bugle 'Metallica Crispa' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in sun or shade in any soil. Can tolerate poor soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' (Bugle 'Metallica Crispa' )

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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