Bugleherb (Ajuga reptans) : How to Grow & Care

Are you looking for the perfect spring plant to grow in your garden and are a fan of purple? Well, we have just the plant for you as we will be showcasing the beautiful Bugleherb today. Originally native to Europe, Ajuga reptans is a creeping, shallow-rooted plant that spreads over large areas quickly, so it is easy to care for with minimal effort but hard to get rid of if you don’t want it in your garden. Once Bugleherb is done growing, it forms delightful flowers in purple and blue tones.

How To Grow Bugleherb Flower

To grow Ajuga reptans, you need to plant the seeds around the end of winter, and they will bloom around late spring / early winter. If you are starting with seeds, try putting them in planter pots first, and don’t forget to provide them with plenty of water. When the Ajuga reptans seeds have bloomed and grown a bit, you can transfer them into the garden. As the roots don’t grow very deep, you won’t need to dig much. Also, standard planting soil with good drainage will be adequate. Make sure to plant the seeds somewhere that’s sectioned off from your other plants to prevent Bugleherb roots from taking over.

Bugleherb grows and looks the best under complete or moderate exposure to the sun, so it is cared for in open gardens. After a couple of hours under the sun, the flowers take on their most lively form and shine with the most charming hues. As for water, the Ajuga reptans plants need above-average moistness in the soil, so you should water it two or three times a week, regardless of rainfall. As Bugleherb is very easy to grow, fertilizing it won’t usually be needed. Ajuga reptans plants usually grow purple flowers, but there are various strains with all sorts of colors like red, white, etc.

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How To Care Bugleherb Flower

If you ever want to propagate your Ajuga reptans, it is truly easy as the roots are very willing to spread. Just separate one plant from the ground, clean it, cut off parts and plant them while leaving a bit of space between other Bugleherbs. Another thing to point out is that not only does Bugleherb look great and easy to care for, but it also benefits your health in some ways. First of all, it is edible, and you can eat it raw or cooked to add fiber to your diet. It can also be made into a cup of tea for its medicinal properties. Secondly, it is a great regulator and immune booster. Bugleherb is also odorless and tastes like artichokes when consumed, if you are curious.

We have come to the end of the article where we discussed how to plant and take care of your Bugleherb plants. Ajuga reptans is great for intermediate to advanced gardeners as it is easy to look after but requires some know-how to handle. Next time you’re in your local garden center, consider looking at some Bugleherb seeds. Happy gardening!

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