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Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'

Other names

Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty', Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty Improved', Ajuga reptans 'Jumbo'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Jungle Beauty' _ 'Jungle Beauty' is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, glossy, scalloped, purple-flushed, dark green leaves and spike-like whorls of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Mat Forming

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes. Can be cut back after flowering to rejuvenate foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Tolerates most soil types as long as some moisture is available. Best in partial shade but will tolerate full shade. Will be deciduous in areas with cold winters. The name 'Jungle Beauty Improved' is unconfirmed and, to date, should not be listed as a separate cultivar or variety.

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

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Botanical name

Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty'

Other names

Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty', Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty Improved', Ajuga reptans 'Jumbo'

Genus

Ajuga Ajuga

Variety or Cultivar

'Jungle Beauty' _ 'Jungle Beauty' is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, glossy, scalloped, purple-flushed, dark green leaves and spike-like whorls of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes. Can be cut back after flowering to rejuvenate foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Tolerates most soil types as long as some moisture is available. Best in partial shade but will tolerate full shade. Will be deciduous in areas with cold winters. The name 'Jungle Beauty Improved' is unconfirmed and, to date, should not be listed as a separate cultivar or variety.

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Bugleweed 'Jungle Beauty')

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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