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Pink Lightning Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Pink Lightning'
SKU: HC018173
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’ (Bugleweed) forms a low spreading mat of crinkly green foliage edged in creamy-white. It flowers in late spring with short spikes of mauve-pink flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. 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 'Pink Lightning'
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
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Ajuga reptans ‘Pink Lightning’ (Bugleweed) is a hardworking groundcover that will keep your shade to part shade garden green year around. After spring blooms, simply shear off spent blooms with a string trimmer to keep your groundcover tidy. Ajuga needs average to moist soil conditions – the more you water, the faster it spreads, and will do well in well-drained fertile soil. Deer and rabbit-resistant, this striking groundcover is also ideal for small spaces, rock gardens, and containers. Native to Eurasia, Ajuga is a hardy plant that will naturalize when happy, creating a true carpet of spring color.