Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage, but tolerates moderately dry ones. Will grow in full shade, but best foliage color is in sunny locations (at least 3-4 hours of sun per day). Not as invasive as many of the other ajugas. Space plants 6-9" apart for quick cover.
CHOCOLATE CHIP is a bugleweed cultivar that is most noted for its extremely dwarf habit and its chocolate foliage. It is perhaps best utilized as a small area ground cover. Typical bluish-purple ajuga flowers appear in spring on spikes rising slightly above the foliage to 3” tall. When in full flower, plantings can produce a striking floral display.
No serious insect or disease problems
Provides color and contrast to the perennial border. Effective in small groups or as a massed planting.