Bugleweed Chocolate Chip
Growing Information and Photos

We first tried growing Bugleweed in fall of 2011 as an experiment with two other flowers. The other two flowers died promptly - but the Bugleweed hung on! In spring 2012 it was growing well, expanding and merging with its nearby plants.

Bugleweed in Massachusetts began blooming in mid-April and was still going strong in May. It says it needs 4-6 hours of sun but ours is doing well in a fairly shady spot. It's hardy to -40F and when it fully fills in it's 18" wide and 4" tall. It likes to spread, which is great for us.

So far so good!

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

These photos are from September 2012, so a full year had passed since planting. You can see how they are fluffing out to join with the other nearby plants and create a carpet. I would say it's about 2 inches tall at its fluffiest points. I'll also note that I took this photo halfway through an "iris removal project". In the above photos you can see the iris were planted in amongst the bugleweed. Now I'm moving them all to the back row.

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

Bugleweed Chocolate Chip

These photos are all courtesy of Mensa Gardening SIG members. These Bugleweed Chocolate Chips grow in Massachusetts.

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