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Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Catlin's Giant')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

Other names

Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Catlin's Giant' _ 'Catlin's Giant' is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with large, ovate to oblong, glossy, purple- or bronze-flushed, dark green leaves and spike-like whorls of dark blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Bronze-tinted, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead spent flower spikes.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Catlin's Giant') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows in most moist but well-drained soils in partial shade. Full sun will scorch the leaves.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

Other names

Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Catlin's Giant' _ 'Catlin's Giant' is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with large, ovate to oblong, glossy, purple- or bronze-flushed, dark green leaves and spike-like whorls of dark blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Bronze-tinted, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead spent flower spikes.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Catlin's Giant') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows in most moist but well-drained soils in partial shade. Full sun will scorch the leaves.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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