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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Fierce Falcon', 4" Pot Live Plant

Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Fierce Falcon', 4" Pot Live Plant

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Ajuga Feathered Friends ‘Fierce Falcon’ is a delightful perennial plant that belongs to the Ajuga genus. Let me provide you with some information about this beautiful plant:

  • Description:

    • Feathered Friends ‘Fierce Falcon’ Ajuga is a new bugleweed variety bred for its striking features.
    • It boasts dark, nearly black, and large leaves that create a dramatic effect in your garden.
    • Although it grows to only about 4 to 6 inches high, it spreads widely, making it an excellent ground cover.
    • The glossy purple foliage shines when wet, adding visual interest even during rainy days.
    • In late spring to early summer, it produces bluish flowers that complement its dark leaves.
    • The foliage remains attractive throughout the winter, maintaining its color.
    • Deer usually avoid this plant, which is a bonus for gardeners.
  • Growing Conditions:

    • Light Exposure: Feathered Friends ‘Fierce Falcon’ Ajuga thrives in full shade to partial shade (0 - 4 hours of direct sunlight).
    • Soil: Well-drained soil is essential for its growth.
    • Spacing: When planting, give it enough space to reach its full spread. Plant them about 16 to 18 inches apart.
    • Watering: Regular watering until established is crucial. During hot, dry periods, consider using drip irrigation or soakers near the ground.
    • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring for a healthy start.
    • Pruning: Wait until the flowers fade before pruning. Remove dead flower stalks and trim it to an inch or two above the ground.
    • Division: If it becomes too dense, divide the plant every couple of years and transplant the division to another shady spot.
  • Hardiness Zones:

    • Feathered Friends ‘Fierce Falcon’ Ajuga is hardy in zones 4 through 9.
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