Ajuga is one of the most popular ground covers, and is commonly found in landscape plans. The plant's popularity comes from its attractive, colorful foliage and small bright blossoms. Ajuga has many varieties, and their names often reflect the color or appearance of the variety's flower. The ground cover often appears in gardens as a border, along backyard water features and is used as an accent in rock gardens.
Ajuga is a beautiful plant, and has dark glossy leaves. The leaves can have a deep purple hue, as well as shades of burgundy and dark green. Some varieties of Ajuga even have foliage with a bronze tint. From early spring to late fall, Ajuga produces lovely small blooms that vary in color. Some Ajuga varieties produce blue flowers, while others produce white or purple blossoms. The blooms are strong, and the flowering season is long. The different hues of Ajuga help to make the ground cover the perfect addition to any garden. Using the plant adds visual interest, functionality and ease to your growing spaces.
Gardeners often choose to use Ajuga because it is extremely low maintenance. The plant thrives with virtually no attention from a caretaker, and is extremely hardy. Ajuga grows well in a large variety of climate conditions, and in areas where other plants do not thrive. Deer and rabbits don't enjoy feeding on Ajuga, and the plant's presence will help to keep them away from your garden area. Cutting back Ajuga is not necessary, and the ground cover can grow well year round. Another advantage to choosing Ajuga for your garden is its ability to control ground erosion. The plant has deep roots, and it help to decrease erosion by holding soil in place. Ajuga's popularity in landscape designs continues to grow, and show no signs of decreasing.