Plant Library


Pink Spire Bugleweed

Ajuga genevensis 'Pink Spire'

Add To My Wish List

Pink Spire Bugleweed (Ajuga genevensis 'Pink Spire') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Pink Spire Bugleweed flowers

Pink Spire Bugleweed flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  5 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Geneva Bugleweed


A striking variety that has lush dark green foliage and amazing pink flowers on extra long spikes; it will light up the floor of a shaded area; vigorous and very cold hardy; excellent for containers, groundcover, and borders

Ornamental Features

Pink Spire Bugleweed features dainty spikes of pink flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early summer. Its serrated oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Spire Bugleweed is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Pink Spire Bugleweed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Pink Spire Bugleweed will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features