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Chocolate Chip Bugleweed blue flowers
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed foliage on white
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed blue flowers
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed foliage on white


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  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Mature Height: 0.25' tall
  • Mature Width: 0.50-0.75' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 0.25-0.50' apart

Chocolate Chip Bugleweed

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Ajuga reptant 'Valfredda'

Regular price $64.00
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Why the Chocolate Chip Bugleweed?

Eye candy! Chocolate Chip Bugleweed is a sweet little ground hugger that will beautifully and effortlessly fill in empty spaces in your landscape with its cute chocolate-brown leaves. Create an attractive, weed-smothering carpet underneath bushy plants or tall Spirits. Fill the void between stepping stones. Replace turf in an area that’s grown shady or is difficult to mow. In spring, you’ll enjoy the bonus of a stellar flower display. The compact purple-blue blossoms will smother the dark foliage, and hummingbirds will swoop in for a sip of sweet nectar. So easy. So satisfying to grow.

Some people fear Bugleweed, finding it a little TOO easy to grow. This European Spirit can be more aggressive than you’d like, growing beyond its designated space. It’s important to keep in mind that Bugleweed is a robust plant when conditions are favorable. Don’t put delicate plants in its path, and don’t expect it to acknowledge ill-defined boundaries. Fortunately, Chocolate Chip Bugleweed is more compact, slower growing, and better behaved than most other selections. It was introduced by Valfredda Nursery of Italy and is sometimes sold under that name.

How to use in the landscape?

Chocolate Chip Bugleweed’s leaves are edible, but ironically, they’re not sweet like chocolate chips, but quite bitter! Maybe that’s why deer and rabbits tend to leave the plant alone.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant

Grow Chocolate Chip Bugleweed in light afternoon shade for best foliage color and performance. Full sun is acceptable with regular water in regions that aren’t extremely hot and humid in summer. Any kind of soil is suitable, but those containing ample organic matter will give the bet results. Chocolate Chip enjoys average moisture, although this is one Spirit that can handle somewhat soggy conditions, too. Freshen its appearance by shearing spent flower spikes in early summer. Dividing clumps in spring or fall is a good way to rejuvenate old plants and to make more starts. Simply dig, split, and replant.

How To Water

Water as soon as Chocolate Chip arrives! Bugleweed needs to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil to properly establish in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-10

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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