All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type: Wet / Boggy
Colour: Purple

Ideal ground cover for a shady area. Large, glossy, bronze-purple leaves with dense, upright spires of purple spring flowers. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Catlin's Giant is perfect for covering large areas since it has bigger leaves and is particularly vigourous. It copes well with sun and shade and poor soils, but does not like to dry out.

Goes well with Vinca and Pulmonaria. 

Height: 35cm

Common name(s): Bugle, Baby's Shoes, Thunder and Lightning, Dead Men's Bellows.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.