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Feathered Friends™ Pleasant Pheasant Ajuga

$27.99
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$27.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Spreading
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: FEATHERED FRIENDS™ Pleasant Pheasant™ Ajuga
Other Name(s): Bugleweed
Scientific Name: Ajuga 'Pleasant Pheasant'
SKU:
AJUPH

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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Know 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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.