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Black leaves and rosy pink flowers!

Ajuga Midnight Mystery™

A new color combination in a stalwart, easy to grow groundcover.

Famed British garden celebrity Adrian Bloom found Ajuga Midnight Mystery™ as a seedling selection in his garden. He immediately noticed the stunning combination and knew it must be introduced to the gardening world. Ajugas are great groundcovers for full sun and part shade. They are easy to grow and hardy in many areas of the world. 

Stunning bronze-purple levels emerge in spring, giving way to the most darling, rosy-pink flowers. As summer warms up, the leaves age to deep eggplant purple and remain nearly evergreen in even the coldest winters, providing deep purple leaves until spring.  

This is a color breakthrough in bugleweed. Never has there been a dark-leaved selection with pink flowers. Midnight Mystery propagates and grows quickly and is available to growers from virus-free clean stock. 

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Midnight Mystery bugleweed
  • Botanical Name

    Ajuga reptans 'ABFG0413A' PP33969
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Origin

    Ardian Bloom, United Kingdom. 

  • Bloom Time

    Spring - mid season
  • Bloom Color

    Bright, rosy-pink

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring - mid season
  • Size

    6-8" tall by 12-18" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun to part shade. Best flowers and deepest leaf color will be in full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained.
  • Disease & Pests

    Needs good air circulation in greenhouses to prevent powdery mildew
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, containers, foundation gardens, pathway edging, mass plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings

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