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'Black Scallop' Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 3 - 10 Inches
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'Black Scallop' Bugleweed Ajuga reptans
Part Sun to Sun 3 - 10

Features

An exciting black ajuga with beautiful glossy leaves; blue flowers in spring

Award Winner
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Garden Height: 
3 - 10 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 14 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Shade: 
Blue-True
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Spreading
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring through Early Summer
Hardy Temperature: 
-30°F
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

This robust and hardy ajuga looks great in the landscape, beds and containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Fast growing plants spread by underground stems to create a great groundcover. Divide clumps when plantings get over crowded. Remove spent flowers, shears or even mowing on a high setting can quickly take care of the old flowers.

Dark as night foliage with gorgeously scalloped leaves. A knock-out in patio pots, combos, and as a striking accent with white, gold or light colored plants. Deer-resistant.

'Black Scallop' Ajuga reptans USPP 15,815
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best Varieties Penn State
2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best Varieties Penn State
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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