Ajuga_australis.JPG (50677 bytes)Ajuga australis: is a member of the Lamiaceae family in company with the Prostantheras, Westringias and culinary mints.
Ajuga australis is known as the Austral Bugle and is a perennial herb (without a woody stem). Austral Bugle stems are usually erect and about 15 centimetres high. The leaves are up to 12 centimetres long, bluish underneath with toothed margins. Leaves surround the stem in a basal rosette. The flowers are lobed, tubular and spread along the upright stems. They are usually blue but there are forms with purple, pink and white blooms.
Ajuga australis is widespread and found in Queensland , New South Wales , Victoria , Tasmania and South Australia .
Austral Bugle is common throughout Yallaroo. The species often regenerates in our garden beds and our mown areas. We often transplant specimens and relocate them to the borders of our garden beds. They transplant very successfully.
Ajuga australis is an ideal plant for native cottage gardens and rockeries.
Propagate from seed and cuttings that strike rapidly.