Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' Bugleweed



Large, scalloped, nearly black leaves are offset by bright blue blooms

Evergreen in mild climates, and very quick to spread

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' Bugleweed is simply the best bugleweed for midnight dark foliage. The large, scallop-shaped leaves—evergreen in mild, warm climates—is only one of this ground cover's merits. From late spring into early summer, 'Chocolate Chip' cloaks itself in bright blue blooms crowded along short spikes. Very showy, the blossoms offset the dark foliage beautifully.

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' Bugleweed covers ground quickly, forming a weed-choking mat that replaces artificial mulches and adds dramatic color to the sunny to partly shaded garden. If planted in mass, with each plant about a foot apart, this bugleweed fills in in no time; however, it also spreads up to about 3 feet wide, so plants may be spaced farther apart for more gradual coverage.

'Chocolate Chip' adapts to varying soils and moisture levels and achieves its darkest leaf color in full sun, making it a superb choice for mixed containers, where it will gracefully trail over the sides of the planter.

'Chocolate Chip' is the bugleweed your garden and containers deserve. Its foliage is oversized, its habit very low and mat-forming, and its maintenance low.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Ajuga
Species xtenorii
Variety 'Chocolate Chip'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Spreading
Plant Height 10 in
Plant Width 3 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Lavender, Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green, Purple
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Beds
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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