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Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Bronze Bugle) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Bronze Bugle) Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Bronze Bugle is a creeping perennial with evergreen leaves. The attractive foliage is bronze-purple. It then produces densely packed small upright spires of deep blue flowers, which arrive in April and stay until June. Bronze Bugle will tolerates sun or shade and even poor soils but does not like to dry out. The beautiful blue flowers from late spring will provide a lovely show of subtle colour, and as the plant attains a height of 15cm and can spread up to 1M, its stature and fast growing habit make it an excellent choice for ground cover and it is especially useful in shade.

To rejuvenate the plants can be lifted and divided in late autumn or early spring every two years.

Herb Usage

Ajuga was traditionally used in herbal medicine and was used externally for bruises and wounds, and was a remedy for arthritic complaints, it is however, not much used today. It is well worth growing for its appearance and it's useful ground covering properties in shade.

Buy Bronze Bugle Online

Our potted Bronze Bugle herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea' (Bronze Bugle) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Partial shade/Shade
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 30cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Compresses/Poultice
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Spring
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal