Genus of annual and perennial, rhizomatous, ground-covering herbs.
Latin name: Ajuga reptans "Catlin's Giant"
They grow in deep or partial shade, in any moist soil.
Plant in groups for ground-covering.
Easily propagated by rhizome division.
Subject to whiteflies (Aleyrodidae).
Evergreen herbaceous perennial with green leaves suffused with red and erect, cylindrical clusters of lilac-purple flowers in spring and early summer.