If you decipher the botanical name of bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), you'll learn that reptans (Latin for "creeping") is a warning. This is one plant you might have difficulty controlling, as it has a tendency to be an aggressive spreader.
Bugleweed is capable of growing fast and choking out everything in its path, so consider yourself warned if you choose this plant for your landscape. Plant bugleweed in fertile, well-draining soil where air circulation is good to prevent diseases and pests. Only water it whenever the soil dries out about 1 to 2 inches down.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 6 inches Bloom Season: Spring and summer Bloom Color: Blue Environment: Partial shade to full shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8 Foot Traffic: Light traffic when not in bloom House Plant: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Ajuga Reptans
Temperature: 70F Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Surface sow seed and press into soil Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per cell or approximately 200 seeds covering 40 square feet Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination occurs Spacing: 6 - 9 inches