Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' (Jungle Beauty Carpet Bugle) - Evergreen groundcover that stays under 6" tall foot tall by up to 2 to 3 feet wide. This cultivar of the common European Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is noted for its large purple tinged leaves with red margins and 10 inch tall spikes of blue-violet flowers. Plant in sun (coastal) to light shade. Moderate watering needs. Tolerates most soils so long as they are not water-logged. Hardy to < 0 °F. May be the same as 'Jungle Beauty Improved'. We grew this plant for many years (since 1995) as 'Catlin's Giant', determined it is not what is currently being grown under this name by most nurseries and switched to growing the commonly accepted form of 'Catlin's Giant' that had smaller more bronze leaves. Since 2004 we have grown this larger green leafed plant as 'Jungle Beauty' but discontued growing it in 2008. This description of this plant is based on our research and our observations of it growing at the nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Ajuga reptans 'Jungle Beauty' .
- 1 - 20 cm