Also known as Bugleweed, this makes a superb evergreen ground cover in shady areas. It forms a low carpet of narrow leaves, brightly splashed with green, pink and cream. Short spikes of deep blue flowers appear in mid to late spring. Less vigorous habit than most forms. Not the best choice for extremely dry shade conditions, like under maple or evergreen trees. Will perform well in tubs or mixed containers. In warm summer regions this may need protection from hot afternoon sun.