Saturday, May 24, 2008
The Darkest Groundcover
Although ajuga is supposed to be able to handle some shade, I have always had much better luck growing it in full sun, maybe because we live in such a mild climate. It really can't be beat for creating a carpet of dark, shiny foliage that works to set off other plants. If you look closely at this picture you can see the blooms of spiky blue flowers which are sweet, even though it is typically grown for the foliage. I believe this is 'Chocolate Chip'.