Depending on the gardener, Ajuga is either looked on as a ground cover or a weed. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' is a bit better behaved than its species parent, but still an enthusiastic grower, so don't put it where it can't sprawl. What's special about Ajuga in general is that it will grow in difficult shady spots, like the dry shade under trees. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' is shorter than other Ajuga, less invasive and has narrower, more delicate foliage. The leaves are dark green tinged with bronze or chocolate brown. It's also deer resistant.
The flowers on Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' are a purple-blue and bloom in spring. They stand above the foliage at a height of about 4". The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Height: 3-6"
- Spread: 12-18"
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Initial Spacing: 6-9" apart
- Exposure: Partial Sun / Shade
- Flower Color: Purple-Blue
- Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional weekly foot traffic.
- Drought Tolerant: No
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Scented: No