Ajuga – Parrot Paradise Bugleweed
Bring striking color to your shady areas with Parrot Paradise Ajuga. Its colorful flamboyant leaves feature three colors on a single plant! Stunning tri-color leaves of bright yellow, orange, and red are topped in spring with beautifully contrasting cobalt-blue flowers. Its striking foliage adds color all year as it is evergreen. Prefers shade from the hot afternoon sun and even does well in deep shade. Excellent as a low growing ground cover or as an colorful addition to pots. Prefers adequate moisture, but is drought tolerant once established. 4″ tall, 6-8″ in flower. Rabbits don’t touch it! A member of the outstanding Feathered Friends series of Ajuga.
Plant in shade to part shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter. An application of fertilizer is beneficial. Keep well watered until established. Although tough plants and drought tolerant, for best blooming, keep consistently watered.