Common Bugle (Reptans)

The Common Bugle (Reptans) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the spring and summer and fall . The Common Bugle (Reptans) has green foliage and inconspicuous blue flowers, with conspicuous fruits or seeds. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Common Bugle (Reptans) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate.

The Common Bugle (Reptans) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -23°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Stoloniferous
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 0.3
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color Blue
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -23
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 35–35 inches/yr
Planting Density 4800–43000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 160 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant Yes

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA