Pink Lightning BugleweedAjuga reptans ’Pink Lightning’
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- Sunlight ConditionPartial Sun to Full Shade
- Soil ConditionMoist Well Drained
- Fruit/EdibilityNo Fruit
- Flowering TimeMid to Late Spring
- Flower ColorPink
This fast growing evergreen groundcover perennial offers unique texture to your landscape. Short spikes of pink flowers emerge from low dense mounds of medium sized, ruffled, mint green leaves with creamy white edges. Sometimes used for erosion control and may attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Rabbits and deer do not particularly care for this plant.
- Plant in partial sun to full shade location
- Average to moist - does not tolerate standing water
- Fast growing
- Easily divided in spring or fall
- Common Concerns: Invasive
Young shoots may be eaten in spring salads or sauteed. Has a long history as a medicinal herb and is said to have a mild narcotic effect when ingested. Used topically or taken internally for a wide range of ailments
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibililty
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