Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Spacing: 6-9"
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Burgundy Glow Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
A colorful groundhugger and food for hummingbirds!
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“Burgundy” doesn’t really do it justice, because this sharp groundcover is much more interesting than the name implies. Burgundy Glow Bugleweed displays a fascinating mix of colors. Each small, rounded leaf is painted a soft mint-green color, bordered by a margin of cream. New leaves emerge with a burgundy wash, which turns the cream parts pink and the green parts a deep purplish red. Cool weather intensifies the burgundy tones. Use this dynamic Bugleweed to spice up dull, barren spaces underneath Trees and Accents. Instead of putting down bark every year, you can use Burgundy Glow as a permanent and colorful “living mulch.”

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Spacing: 6-9"
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

Some people fear Bugleweed, finding it a little TOO easy to grow. This European Spirit can be more aggressive than you’d like, growing beyond its designated space. It’s important to keep in mind that Bugleweed is a robust plant when conditions are favorable. Don’t put delicate plants in its path, and don’t expect it to acknowledge ill-defined boundaries. Fortunately, Burgundy Glow Bugleweed is more compact, slower growing, and better behaved than most other selections. It comes to us from Fleming’s Flower Fields in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Flemings are best known for their Hibiscus selections, but they have produced many other fine plants as well.

The Details

Flowers for hummers—and people, too! In spring, Burgundy Glow Bugleweed puts on a boisterous display of blue-purple blossoms that hummingbirds will fight over. You’ll like the pretty flowers as well, and you’ll love the sweet scent they bring to your garden.

How to Grow

Grow Burgundy Glow Bugleweed in light afternoon shade for best foliage color and performance. Full sun is acceptable with regular water in regions that aren’t extremely hot and humid in summer. Any kind of soil is suitable, but those containing ample organic matter will give the best results. Burgundy Glow enjoys average moisture, although this is one Spirit that can handle somewhat soggy conditions, too. Freshen its appearance by shearing spent flower spikes in early summer. Dividing clumps in spring or fall is a good way to rejuvenate old plants and to make more starts. Simply dig, split, and replant.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 10
Exposure Full Sun to Shade
Avg Mature Height 6-9"
Avg Mature Width 6-12"
Spacing 6-9"
Flower Color Blue-Purple
Flower Time Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage Color Gray/Green with White and Purple
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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