Ajuga Golden Glow
photo of Ajuga 'Golden Glow' courtesy of Ball Horticultural


Ajuga 'Golden Glow' is a very restrained selection of of Bugleweed. It forms a neat carpet of interesting foliage splashed with creamy yellow and celadon green. The foliage takes on attractive rose tones in cool weather. The short spikes of blue flowers are produced in the spring.  It is a good choice for containers as well as shady rock gardens where its slower growth rate will be appreciated. 

  • Height: 10-15 cm (4-6 in)
  • Spread: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: variegated
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ajugas are low maintenance ground covers for partially shaded sites. They spread by runners, and if happy will make a dense mat. Ajuga is tolerant of a broad range of soil conditions and will even tolerate very poor soil. However it will not tolerate wet sites and will be susceptible to crown rot where air circulation is poor and the site does not drain. The foliage is evergreen, although in our climate, foliage may be a little tattered by the spring.  Be patient because fresh growth will quickly replace damaged foliage once the weather warms. To keep the plant looking neat spent flowers may be snipped off. 

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