Ajuga australis – Australian Bugle

Australian Bugle is a dense growing ground cover with upright spikes of mauve flowers in summer. It has deep green foliage with a dark tinge. It is a great mat forming plant for those difficult shady sites or under trees and shrubs. Suits most soil types, coastal and inland areas. Once established it will tolerate dry periods and frost. Mulch to deter weeds and to conserve soil moisture.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Ajuga australis
Common Name : Australian Bugle
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Other insects