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Feathered Friends™ Petite Parakeet 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

Feathered Friends ‘Petite Parakeet’ Ajuga is a new bugleweed with unique gold-tones on small leaves. From a distance, the groundcover will really pop from its shady location. Look up close and you’ll see an orange flush to the leaves, plus tiny veins, on an evergreen plant. As a bonus, tiny cobalt blue flowers appear in spring. The ajuga packs a lot of interest into a spreading plant that grows only 4 to 6 inches high. 

One reason gardeners love ajuga is that it can grow in those otherwise tough-to-fill spots, where the ground gets more shade than sun. Another reason is that they grow low and wide, eventually spreading to cover the ground, keeping color on top all year long and helping to keep weed sprouting down. Bugleweed also is deer resistant and easy to care for. Plant this tiny-leafed one near a shady patio or entry, up against the north side of a home, or in a shady bed. The tiny, bright gold leaves will complement the dark hues of heuchera and the large leaves of hostas.

Feathered Friends ‘Petite Parakeet’ Ajuga Care

Choose a spot where you can enjoy Petite Parakeet’s color but where no more than 6 hours of sun hit the ground each day. In zones 4 through 9, place the bugleweed where it gets as few as zero hours of sun a day. Although it’s short, the plant can spread between 9 and 18 inches, so when using these as a border, leave space between plants so they can grow. Fill the bare spots with a layer of organic mulch to help keep weeds down and hold some water in until the ajugas mature.

Feel free to fertilizer your ajuga in spring and give it moderate, consistent water. Once established, it can handle some dry periods, but be sure to check its moisture during peak heat and drought. Water ajuga at ground level, and avoid spraying the leaves with sprinkler irrigation. You only need to cut the plant back a few inches after the flowers fade and then divide the plant every few years if it is matted and crowded. 

Feathered Friends ‘Petite Parakeet’ Ajuga Spacing

Space your ajuga plants at least 9 to 18 inches apart to give them room to spread. If you plant them too close together, they might not get enough for air circulation and will need dividing more often.

Feathered Friends™ Petite Parakeet 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): Orange
Foliage Description: Varigated
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
Brand:
Common Name: Feathered Friends™ Petite Parakeet Ajuga
Other Name(s): Bugleweed
Scientific Name: ‘Petite Parakeet’ Ajuga PPAF
SKU:
AJUPA

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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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.

Summer

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!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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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