Ajuga Feathered Friends™ Fancy Finch
Ajuga 'Fancy Finch' photo courtesy of Feathered Friends

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Feathered Friends™ Fancy Finch is a versatile and beauiful new groundcover. Expect vigorous mounds of tri-colour, feather-like foliage, with shades of green, red, and gold. In full sun, the yellow leaves will turn a darker shade of orange. In the late spring, this plant will bloom with striking cobalt blue flowers. This new Ajuga variety will look gorgeous in in combination planters. Evergreen, winter hardy, and low maintenance, Fancy Finch will add colour to your garden all year long.

  • Height: 10 cm (4 in)
  • Spread: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: multi colour
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ajugas are low maintenance ground covers for partially shaded sites. They perform best in morning sun and afternoon shade but will grow in more shade although they may not perform as well. 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. 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.

Specials

New for 2021