- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
The Feathered Friends™ line of Ajugas has shaken up the world of ground covers. The line includes variations in leaf shape and color not seen before in Ajugas. Pleasant Pheasant Ajuga has gorgeous coppery stained foliage and bright violet flowers early in the summer. This dependable garden workhorse is tough enough to tolerate the cold winters in USDA zone 4, while remaining evergreen in the warmer zones 8 and 9.
Plant Pleasant Pheasant in dark corners of the garden to add bright contrast. The quick-spreading Feathered Friends™ line is great as a ground cover and can tolerate light foot traffic. You can also use Pleasant Pheasant as a low-maintenance filler or spiller element in containers and hanging baskets. Deer rarely cause long-term damage to Ajuga as the plants quickly regrow from any type of pruning. Pleasant Pheasant is resistant to most pests and diseases.
Feathered Friends™ Pleasant Pheasant Ajuga Care
Plant Pleasant Pheasant in shady areas of the yard. Ajuga will tolerate a wide range of soil types and pH levels. Well-draining soil year-round is an absolute must to prevent root problems. In the colder growing zones, Ajuga may take a while to reappear in the spring, although in warmer climates (zones 5-9), it is semi-evergreen. Ajuga is fairly drought resistant after it is established, although it will need consistent watering the first season or two to settle in.
Lightly cut back Ajuga to keep it tidy and within its growing boundaries. The flowers appear in late spring and are self-cleaning, meaning they do not require deadheading. Pollinators of all kinds love the short flower spikes.
Divide Ajuga every 3-4 years to rejuvenate growth while multiplying your stock of plants. When transplanting, carefully extract all the roots. Either replant extracted plants immediately or pot them up in shallow containers for planting later.
Feathered Friends™ Pleasant Pheasant Ajuga Spacing
Ajuga plants are quick to spread and will fill up areas of the garden quickly. While the mature height of Pleasant Pheasant is a mere 4 inches, the spread can reach 18-24 inches within a couple of years. Space plants 18 inches apart to create a dense ground cover.
FEATHERED FRIENDS™ Pleasant Pheasant 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 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 Inches
|Spacing: 4 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Description: Purple Shades
|Bloom Period: Spring
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Coppery Foliage
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Features: Foliage Interest
|Common Name: FEATHERED FRIENDS™ Pleasant Pheasant™ Ajuga
|Other Name(s): Bugleweed
|Scientific Name: Ajuga 'Pleasant Pheasant'
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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.