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Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Carpenter's herb 'Atropurpurea')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Other names

Carpenter's herb 'Atropurpurea', Bugle weed 'Atropurpurea', Middle compound 'Atropurpurea', Middle consound 'Atropurpurea'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Atropurpurea' _ 'Atropurpurea' is a mat-forming perennial with spreading dark-purple, obovate leaves, with erect spikes of blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Dark-purple 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 reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Carpenter's herb 'Atropurpurea') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will scorch in full sun, so ensure moderate shade. 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

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'

Other names

Carpenter's herb 'Atropurpurea', Bugle weed 'Atropurpurea', Middle compound 'Atropurpurea', Middle consound 'Atropurpurea'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Atropurpurea' _ 'Atropurpurea' is a mat-forming perennial with spreading dark-purple, obovate leaves, with erect spikes of blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Dark-purple 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 reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Carpenter's herb 'Atropurpurea') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will scorch in full sun, so ensure moderate shade. 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

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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