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Ajuga reptans

Popular and useful groundcover for light to moderate shade.
Grows 2–3 inches tall with blue flowers in early spring.
Prefers rich, well-drained soils.
Small and large-leaved varieties available with foliage color ranging from bronze to variegated.
Space 8–12 inches apart.
Hardy in Zone 3.

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