- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
It’s evergreen, spreads to cover the ground and suppress weeds, and grows in nearly any sun exposure. What else can you love about Feathered Friends Fancy Finch Ajuga? How about its unique bronze color? This new perennial groundcover brings all the benefits of ajuga, or bugleweed, and a tricolor lime green/bronze/orange color combination that few plants can match. Ajuga will reach only about 3 to 4 inches high and each plant will spread to be nearly 18 inches around. It’s also easy to care for and deer resistant.
Be sure to plant your Fancy Finch Ajuga where you can enjoy its color all year. It can border a garden bed or walkway, or simply serve as a colorful weed blocker, especially in a shady woodland garden. The groundcover spreads to form a dense mat, coming back in spring in zones 4 through 8. Another fun feature of this tricolor ajuga is its response to shade or sunlight. If you grow it in mostly sun, its leaves stay more of a deep orange, but with some shade, it takes on a striking tricolor appearance.
Feathered Friends Fancy Finch Ajuga Care
A relative of mint, ajuga is a spreader. So be sure to avoid overcrowding the new plants. You might have to divide the ajuga every few years. Other than that, just cut the stems and foliage back to an inch or two above soil level after its spring flowers fade. Since this groundcover can grow in nearly any light exposure, your choice of shade or sun is a personal preference, but the plant will offer the most color variety if it receives about 4 hours of shade a day.
Be sure to keep the soil slightly moist, especially in the first year. Apply a layer of mulch after planting to help hold in some moisture until the ajugas spread. Water consistently the first season, applying irrigation to the ground, not the leaves. Drip irrigation or a slow-running hose under the foliage works best. Start it off each spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
Feathered Friends Fancy Finch Ajuga Spacing
Your ajuga needs some air circulation. Avoid overcrowding it when planting, which means having to divide the plant sooner than you’d like. About 16 inches apart should work.
Feathered Friends™ Fancy Finch Ajuga Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 9 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 9 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Tri Color|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Feathered Friends™ Fancy Finch Ajuga|
|Other Name(s): Bugleweed|
|Scientific Name: ‘Fancy Finch’ Ajuga PPAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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