Plant Care Blue Bugle

Blue Bugle

4.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Blue Bugle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Blue Bugle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Blue Bugle

Buckleweed is a broadleaf, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial ground cover in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. It is native to Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia. Its compact, dense mat has small clusters of purple flowers which appear in mid to late spring. Bugleweed is attractive in a mass planting in a naturalized area, on a slope or bank, or in a woodland garden.


Ajuga reptans

Also known as

Bugle, Bugleherb, Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet bugleweed, Common bugle and St. lawrence plant

How to care for Blue Bugle


How often to water your Blue Bugle

Water needs for Blue Bugle
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Bugle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blue Bugle

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Bugle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Bugle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Bugle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Blue Bugle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Bugle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue Bugle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Bugle: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Bugle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Blue Bugle is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Blue Bugle

Blue Bugle

Blue Bugle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Blue Bugle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Blue Bugle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Blue Bugle has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Blue Bugle has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Blue Bugle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Bumblebees avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 150 XP
globe Lake City, FL

Great plant, not toxic but can grow fast and is invasive so caution when planting it outside in your yard. Loves water and shade

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@lulu_h avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 181 XP
globe Oklahoma City, OK

such a cute, low-attention plant! it can be planted in any pot or be planted in the ground as a shrub!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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