Ajuga "Chocolate Chip"
a/k/a Carpenters Herb, Comfrey, Creeping Bugleweed,
Creeping Carpet Bugle, Sicklewort
Zone 4 to 9, maybe 3 to 10,
Sun to full shade, at least 3 to 4 hours of sun for best foliage color .
Mature foliage height 3 to 4 inch; dwarf habit spreading groundcover.
Chocolate with burgundy highlights, shiny, small, rounded leaves form dense, carpet-like, low-growing mat. Depending on the amount of sunlight, leaves are a mix of rich chocolate-purple and green (deeper color in more sun). Three (3) inch spikes of blue-violet, 4-lobed, flat flowers bloom from mid to late spring, above the low, spreading foliage. Stunning effect when planted en masse.
Eighteen (18) plants in 3.5 inch containers per flat (or tray).