24 July 2019
Ajuga reptans 'Gold Chang'
SILVER MEDAL OF PLANT NOVELTIES COMPETITION 2019
Low growing, ground cover perennial, and unparalleled for this species, green-yellow leaves and attractive pink flowers. During flowering, it grows up to 15 cm in height. It creates terrestrial runners, helping it to expand rapidly. The leaves are small, obovate, narrower at the base and rounded at the top, gathered in a rosette. The leaf laminae are slightly wrinkled. Young leaves are light green with yellow discolorations, older leaves lime colored. The plants are decorated with pink flowers gathered in slender, spiky inflorescences. The flowers develop from the end of April to the end of May.
Ajuga reptans prefers partial shady and shady locations, constantly moist soil, preferably humus, but also tolerates less fertile substrates. Fast growing, it forms a nice, compact leaf rug. The plant is frost resistant (zone 4), semi-evergreen. Part of the leaves can freeze in snowless winters, but in the spring new ones soon appear.
A perfect ground cover for planting in groups under crowns of trees and shrubs and in perennial beds. It forms distinct spots that illuminate plant compositions. Suitable for planting in rock gardens, growing in containers and for use with seasonal plants.
Variety bred at the Japanese Company Mimoto Engei Co. Ltd., released to the market in 2019 by Vitroflora Grupa Producentów Sp. z o.o.