Large, quilted, deep purple leaves with purple flower spikes. Often used as a groundcover, bugleweed is happy in conditions ranging from drought to bogs. Attractive to butterflies.
Prefers light shade to partial shade with protection from afternoon sun. Happy in moist, well-drained soils, but will tolerate dry to wet once establlished. Can also tolerate clay soil. Can be grown under black walnut trees.
Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.