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Ajuga – Catlins Giant – Bugleweed – Ajuga reptans

Garden Height
5 - 8
10 - 12
10 - 12
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Fast growing plants spread by underground stems to create a great groundcover. Divide clumps when plantings get over crowded. Remove spent flowers, shears or even mowing on a high setting can quickly take care of the old flowers.

Uses Notes

Use in color bowls, deck or patio containers and landscaping

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-7
7-9" Pot : 7-8
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed. Catlin's Giant may benefit from an application of B-9 at 2500 ppm or Sumagic at 2.5 ppm. Consider growing cool to help control growth.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Use a moisture retentive but well drained soil mix.

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