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Feathered Friends™ Fancy Finch Ajuga

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  • 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
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description:
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
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

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations