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Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Bugle 'Chocolate Chip')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'

Other names

Bugle 'Chocolate Chip', Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda', Bugle 'Valfredda', Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocolate Chip' _ 'Chocolate Chip' is a dwarf, semi-evergeen to evergreen perennial with narrow, dark green to purple-brown foliage and blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Creeping, Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-brown, Flushed purple, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Rhizome sections


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Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Bugle 'Chocolate Chip') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Performs best in moist, well-drained soil in a shaded area but will adapt to part-day sun. Tolerates poor soil.

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

Aspect

North, 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 reptans 'Chocolate Chip'

Other names

Bugle 'Chocolate Chip', Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda', Bugle 'Valfredda', Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocolate Chip' _ 'Chocolate Chip' is a dwarf, semi-evergeen to evergreen perennial with narrow, dark green to purple-brown foliage and blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Creeping, Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-brown, Flushed purple, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Rhizome sections


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Bugle 'Chocolate Chip') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Performs best in moist, well-drained soil in a shaded area but will adapt to part-day sun. Tolerates poor soil.

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

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 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Bugle 'Chocolate Chip')

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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