James H. Schutte
(European Bugleweed, Metallica Crispa Bugleweed, Upright Bugleweed)
Metallica crispa bugleweed is a semi-evergreen groundcover that originates from Europe. Shade-loving and tough, plants form clumps of green-purple foliage that have an almost metallic sheen and spread by underground stems. The leaves are also crinkled and curled adding interest to this popular perennial. in late spring to early summer pyramidal spikes of indigo blue flowers appear. Use as a groundcover in areas where grass won't survive and foot traffic is light. Provide this bugleweed with moist,...
(Common Bugleweed, Party Colors Bugleweed)
Known as common bugleweed, this evergreen, perennial groundcover adds interest to shady areas. These European natives spread rapidly by stolons to form a dense carpet of vegetation. Spikes of pretty dark to medium blue flowers appear in late spring and early summer. The common form has dark green foliage, but there are many cultivars with a variety of different foliage and flower color combinations. Two such selections are the bronze and green-leaved 'Bronze Beauty' and the very low growing, pink-flowered...
(Black Scallop Common Bugleweed, Common Bugleweed)
Black scallop common bugleweed, with its nearly black evergreen foliage, will add interest to any shady garden area. European in origin, these plants spread rapidly by stolons to form a dense carpet of beautifully dark vegetation. Spikes of pretty dark blue flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Plants are tolerant of poor soils but perform best in those that are evenly moist and well drained. Divide plantings every two to three years to prevent overcrowding and possible disease problems....
James H. Schutte
(Burgundy Glow Common Bugleweed, Common Bugleweed)
Growing more slowly than other selections of common bugleweed, 'Burgundy Glow' also produces more colorful foliage. An evergreen, perennial groundcover with beautiful dark green leaves suffused with bronze and silver, this shade-loving plant is European in origin. Bugleweed spreads moderately by stolons to form a dense mat of showy vegetation. Diminutive spikes of deep blue flowers appear in late spring and early summer. In the chill of fall and winter, the leaves turn deeper bronze and the newer...