Scientific Name: Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:crisp leaf carpet bugle Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Opposite, Leathery, Rugose, Obovate, Dentate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), Violet, Blue, May- Jun
Fruit: Nut, Schizocarp, Brown, Green, Aug- Jul
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Erosion control, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves basal and then opposite on runners, rounded, wrinkled, dark green-reddish; flower petals bluish, fused at bases with two lower lobes much larger than the others.