What’s Doing the Blooming? Ajuga

Ajuga ' Chocolate Chip'
Ajuga ‘ Chocolate Chip’

This beautiful ajuga is so full of flowers you can hardly see the foliage!  Ajuga’s bright blue flower spikes in spring make it easy to fall in love with. Equally easy to fall for are the shiny green-burgundy or pink variegated leaves that remain all through the summer and into winter. Pictured here, a favorite, Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’, in full bloom!  This is an stunning selection planted near or around larger perennials and shrubs that have lighter green or chartreuse foliage like Golden Shadows Pagoda Dogwood.

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’

‘Chocolate Chip’ is unique in that it has a narrower leaf than some other ajuga cultivars giving it a softer texture. This perennial groundcover tops out at about 4”, and is gorgeous planted en masse, especially amongst rocks and along shaded rocky borders or walls. Ajuga thrives in partial to full shade and with fertile soil, will spread rapidly.