Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Petite Parakeet'
Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Petite Parakeet'


'Petite'Parakeet' is a small leafed variety of Ajuga with bright golden leaves all season long. As the leaves mature they develop orange coloured central veins and leaf edges. This plant will quickly spread to forma dense mat. Short spikes of blue flowers appear in spring.

  • Height: 10-13 cm (4-5 in)
  • Spread: 45-50 cm (18-20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4 -9
  • Sun or Shade: part to full shade
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: gold
  • Bloom Colour: blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • 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.