Scientific Name: Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa'
Common Name: crisp leaf carpet bugle
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Erosion control, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Basal, Leathery, Rugose, Obovate, Orbicular, Dentate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Blue, Violet, May-Jun
Fruit: Schizocarp, Green, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal and then opposite on runners, rounded, about 1.5cm wide, wrinkled, dark green-reddish; flower petals bluish, fused at bases with two lower lobes much larger than the others.