Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’ is an attractive semi-evergreen perennial plant with a mat-forming habit. Its leaves are a glossy green and are flushed with a purple/brown colour. From mid spring to late summer, beautiful rich blue/purple flowers appear on erect stems of approximately 30 cm tall. After flowering, new rosettes of the colourful leaves appear. It reaches a maximum height of 30 cm and spread of 80 cm. Perfect plant which will add colour to your garden all year round. Suitable for planting in beds, borders, containers and in shaded areas. It has been awarded The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM). An attractive plant to pollinators.
Suggested Care: Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’ is a shade lover so planting in partial or full shade is recommended. It is easily grown in well-drained soils but does love moisture. However, it can withstand almost all soils once they are rich in moisture. It will tolerate full sun but constant moisture must be provided. If the plants are dried out the leaves may shrivel. Evergreen in mild areas.
Planting Instructions: Firstly break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. For this purpose you should not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.