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Ajuga

 

(zhivuchka in Russian), a genus of plants of the family Labiatae. They are perennial or annual herbs with opposite leaves. The flowers are arranged in false whorls on the stem apexes. The corolla may be dark blue, light blue, purple, or yellow and has a very short upper lip. There are 40 to 45 species found throughout almost the whole world. In the USSR there are 14 species. The common bugle (A. reptans), with its long creeping runners, grows in the deciduous forests, underbrush, and meadows of the European USSR and of the Caucasus. The nectariferous A. genevensis, A. pyramidalis, and other species are cultivated as ornamentals. In Russian, houseleek (molodilo) is often called zhivuchka.

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The ajuga is blooming and spreading once more, the irises are budding, and when the water splashes down the waterfall log, it's music.
Ajuga was a lovely ground cover for a few years until it developed a fungus and died; dragon's blood sedum has taken its place.
A ground-cover plant like purple-leafed ajuga is ideal.
For the shady areas I would recommend Ajuga reptans, bugle, which has beautiful spikes of blue flowers right now and has a great way of tucking into nooks and crannies.
Ajuga reptans "Multicolor" is a bugle whose cream, pink and purple splashed leaves carpet the ground.
Ajuga reptans 'Multicolor' is a bugle whose cream, pink and purple splashed leaves carpet the ground.
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