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'Black Scallop' Bugleweed Ajuga reptans

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

Sun or Shade 3 - 10

Features

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

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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

Award Year Award Plant Trial
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
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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