Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' has the largest foliage of any Ajuga we know. Tall, blue flower spikes - up to 12 inches - are held high above the dense ground cover mat below. It spreads quickly, too. 'Catlin's Giant' is most impressive; so much so that it was given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticulture Society.
Ajuga symbolized cheerfulness in the Victorian "language of flowers". Ajuga's bright blue flowers certainly make one feel cheerful.
Ajuga has been included in some edible gardens. The leaves are used in salads and in garnishes. Oh, that every weed could be controlled so usefully.
Ajuga has been used as a natural remedy for various conditions such as coughing and other respiratory disorders, nosebleeds and wound dressing, treatment of mouth ulcers, anxiety and sleeplessness, and heart palpitations, to name a few. Of course, one should always seek advice and supervision from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Catlin's Giant, like other ajugas, is a pollinator-friendly plant and attracts bees.
Name(s): Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant', Bugleweed, Creeping Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed, Carpenter's Herb, Sicklewort, Middle Comfrey
Flower Color: Medium blue
Bloom Time: Early spring
Foliage: Herbaceous, large, green.
Height/Spread: 12 inches x indefinitely.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.
Soil Condition: Rich, well-drained to dry, pH 6.1 to 7.5
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, tolerates mild foot traffic, pollinator friendly.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, ground cover, lawn substitute, bee gardens.
Tips on Ajuga Planting and Care
Comments: Allow soil to dry between watering.
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