Ajuga Feathered Friends Pleasant Pheasant
Feathered Friends 'Pleasant Pheasant' photo courtesy of Garden Solutions


Ajuga 'Pleasant Pheasant' is a fast growing, large leafed selection with leaves ranging from bright yellow, to amber, to nearly rosy-pink.  It is an ever changing kaleidoscope of color. All the Feathered Friends offer  exciting design possibilities to the garden as edgers, groundcovers and even in containers!  Short spires of bright blue flowers bloom in late spring. 

  • Height: 10 cm (4 in)
  • Spread: 45 cm (18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: part shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: multi coloured
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ajuga performs best in morning sun and afternoon shade but will grow in more shade although it may not perform as well. It spreads 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.