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'Black Scallop' Bugleweed Ajuga reptans

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 3 - 10 Inches
Proven Selections

'Black Scallop' Bugleweed Ajuga reptans

Sun or Shade 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
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

  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cheryl
    3 years ago
  • 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.

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Chris W.
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Susan Hooper
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
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 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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