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Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metalica Crispa'

Metallica Bugleweed

Fast growing evergreen groundcover with shiny bronze foliage, spikes of deep blue flowers. Very hardy.

  • »  Creates dense carpet that it forms quickly
  • »  Helping to stabilize an eroding slope
  • »  Low maintenance groundcover
  • »  Deer and rabbit resistant
  • »  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • »  Deep blue flower spikes bloom in early summer
  • »  Evergreen foliage

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This shiny bronze leaved Bugleweed will quickly become one of your favorites. 'Metallica' and other Ajuga are also called Carpet Bugle because of the dense carpet that it forms quickly by its spreading rhizomes. Its aggressive nature makes it a key plant in helping to stabilize an eroding slope, creating a low maintenance groundcover for under a tree or even as a lawn substitute. Deer and rabbits don't care for the big, flashy foliage but butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the deep blue flowers that bloom in spikes above the foliage in the early summer. 'Metallica' is a tough plant whose evergreen foliage can handle most any location, sun or shade, even the occasional vehicle or bike traffic!

Border or Bed
Rock Garden
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Fast Growing
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Ground Cover
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Additional Information about Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metalica Crispa'

Does well with foot traffic

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metalica Crispa'

Can handle most any location, sun or shade