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Silver Queen Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Silver Queen'
SKU: HC018174
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Ajuga reptans ‘Silver Queen’ (Bugleweed) creates a lovely carpet of dense gray-green foliage to brighten shady gardens. It bursts with purple-blue flowers in mid-to-late spring, providing early season color and food for pollinators. This evergreen groundcover spreads quickly and is deer and rabbit-resistant. An excellent choice for brightening a shade or part-shade garden, or areas under trees where grass is hard to grow.
key features
Botanical Name
Ajuga reptans 'Silver Queen'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
6" tall
Bloom Time


Ajuga reptans ‘Silver Queen’ (Bugleweed) is an evergreen groundcover with striking foliage, well suited for part-to-full shade locations, rock gardens, and containers. The purple-blue flowers rise to 10" and create a mass of color once the Ajuga is established. Simply mow with a high setting or string trimmer to tidy up and refresh the foliage when flowering is done. Best grown in compost-enriched well-drained soil, it will be happy with moderate moisture once established. ‘Silver Queen’ spreads by stolons to create an attractive dense mat of foliage. Spring blooming bulbs look beautiful paired with Ajuga. Native to Eurasia, this hardy groundcover is a low-maintenance, long-lived perennial.