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'Black Scallop' Bugleweed Ajuga reptans

(5 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
10" 14"
Height
3 - 10"
Spread
10 - 14"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 11

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
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  • Details

    Features

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

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 10 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    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: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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
  • 5 Reviews

    • I love this plant. I've been growing it in my rock gardens in Boston for about 3 yrs. It's a great year round plant because of it's beautiful shiny dark plum colored foliage (almost black by the early fall) and deep purple flowers in late Spring. It provides an outstanding contrast to almost all other plants.

      Cheryl
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I've planted 150 (75 twice). Costly at this point. Start out doing great and growing then for some reason DIE. Conditions for them are perfect (sun, soil water) so I don't understand, Looking for another alternative.

      Vicki Nunnari
      New York
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Looks beautiful and is one of the only ground covers that REALLY crowds out weeds. Very easy to keep under control

      Teri
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • What fabulous foliage for year long color! Pairs nicely with Magic Carpet Spiraea in spring/sumer & Euphorbia 'Efanthia' in fall/winter

      Chris W.
      Washington
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I adore ajugas but most fail to take hold year after year, we salvaged one year before from a pot in Autumn and had a gorgeous ground plant all this year....hope it's still with me next year too! Gorgeous Color!

      Susan Hooper
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 25 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    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 of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
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