Ajuga 'Texas Tough' (non-native)
Ajuga reptans Texas Tough is a low groundcover growing under 6 inches tall with dense cover of green rounded slightly scalloped leaves. Narrow spikes to 10 inches tall with whorls of dark blue purple flowers appear in abundance in spring. This selection is tolerant of widely varying conditions and can be grown in sun or shade in fairly well drained soil. Tolerates drier conditions than other Ajuga reptans selections and could even be considered semi-drought tolerant in shaded locations.
Also thrives, solidly covering the ground, even in full southern sun with 100% humidity and almost daily rains. Hardy to below 0 °F and fully evergreen in mild climates.
A great tough, low-growing plant for use as a small scale groundcover, as a perennial border edging or in a container. Forms a spectacular, weed-suppressing 4' wide patch in only 2 years. The dark blue flowers attract butterflies. Other common names include bugleherb, bugleweed, carpetweed, carpet bungleweed.
Light: Full sun, Part Shade
Water: Low, Medium
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9