Perennial

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

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
Border or Bed
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Vigorous
Vigorous
Container
Container
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

Characteristics and Attributes