Pink Lightning Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'

$15.00 + GST

This fast growing evergreen groundcover perennial offers unique texture to your landscape. Short spikes of pink flowers emerge from low dense mounds of medium sized, ruffled, mint green leaves with creamy white edges. Sometimes used for erosion control.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade
HEIGHT 0.5 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 1.5 ft FLOWER Late Spring, pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No fruit
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Latin Name: Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'
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Growth Rate:

Fast growth rate

Foliage:

Medium sized ruffled, mint green leaves with creamy white edges

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used in edging or in a massed planting

Invasive:

Invasive

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in mid-late spring; Great for small areas

Sun:

Plant in a part sun to full shade location

Drainage:

Requires average, moist well-drained conditions - Will not tolerate standing water

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Deadhead after flowering in order to get rid of spent flower spikes

Clump Division:

Can be divided in spring or fall

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Young shoots may be eaten in spring salads or sauteed. Has a long history as a medicinal herb and is said to have a mild narcotic effect when ingested. Used topically or taken internally for a wide range of ailments

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot