Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ is an evergreen, ground-hugging perennial in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. This low-growing plant is prized for its unique foliage – small, shiny leaves that are dark green with chocolate brown highlights. The foliage forms a tight mat that can be used as a ground cover or to spill over walls and containers.
The flowers of Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ are also quite attractive – spikes of lacy blue blooms rise above the foliage in late spring and early summer. This variety of bugleweed is extremely dwarf, growing no more than 3-4 inches high with a spread of less than one foot wide. It’s easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance – just keep it watered and fertilized during the growing season.
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ is an excellent choice for shady areas or as a border plant in sunny spots. Its unique foliage provides year-round interest and its low-maintenance nature makes it perfect for busy gardeners who don’t have time for intensive gardening tasks. With its compact size and vibrant colors, this bugleweed will add beauty to any garden!