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Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'

Also known as

Bugleweed, Carpet bugleweed, Bugle

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Bugle 'Catlin's Giant' Overview

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' is an this easy to grow robust semi-evergreen perennial that forms mats of large glossy rich brown leaves with spikes of blue flowers up to 30cm. Commonly known as Bugle 'Catlin's Giant', it is also sometimes called Carpet Bugleweed. It suits a range of garden styles from informal cottage to wildflower meadow gardens. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Generally pest free.

How to harvest Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'


Divide in spring by separating rooted stems

Special features of Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

Ground cover

Other uses of Bugle 'Catlin's Giant'

This low maintenance plant is perfect for moist shade locations providing excellent ground cover on banks, slopes or the front of flower borders and beds. It can also be grown in containers and pots in shady courtyards or patios.


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