Plant Guardians

Ajuga reptans ‘Rowden Appleblossom’

Rowden Gardens was a specialist nursery began by John & Galen Carter in 1982 & went on to develop four National Collections. There are four known Ajuga with the Rowden prefix: ‘R. Amethyst’; ‘R. Blue Mist’; & ‘R. Royal Purple’. ‘R. Appleblossom’ was described in their catalogue of 2006 as 'Clear appleblossom pink fls, distinct bright green leaves'. The site continues as a plant nursery under the name of Tor Garden Plants.

Threat Status: Threatened In Cultivation As assessed by the Plant Heritage Threatened Plants Programme. For more details see

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