Ajuga australis|Austral Bugle
Cardinia indigenous plant guide
An erect rosette or spreading perennial herb. Very variable throughout its range.
- Size (W x H)
20-50cm x 30-50cm
Leaves variable, softly hairy, broader at the end, entire, toothed or lobed, 3-12cm x 8-35mm, becoming smaller up the flowering stem.
Erect spikes of lobed flowers.
- Flower colour
Purple to blue
- Flower time
September to February
- Growing conditions
Well drained moist soil in moist forests, tolerating very brief waterlogging. Full sun, dappled or semi shade.
- Commonly used for
Small ornamental perennial for cottage gardens, rockeries, embankments. Can sucker.
- Available at indigenous nursery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory