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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Bugleweed

Black Scallop is a fast growing perennial. It has dark, almost black foliage with blue flowers during late spring or early summer. A member of the Mint family, it is commonly referred to as Bugleweed and Carpet Bugle. It is widely used in landscaping for groundcover. A great accent in your beds or containers. This invasive perennial spreads by runners and fills in areas very quickly. The Ajuga will spread over and around rocks, does well under trees in the shade, and it maintains its beauty year round. 

Height

6 Inches

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Spread

6-24 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

The Ajuga prefers moist soil but will do well in almost any soil as long as it is well drained.  It can even withstand near drought conditions. It prefers shade, but in full sun, the plant will still prosper, but may produce smaller leaves. For best results, the Ajuga should be planted in the Spring. Space 12-15” apart and not too deep!
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Interesting Notes


  • Perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall landscape

  • Vivid foliage to frame beds and containers

  • Perennial

  • Heat and light tolerant

  • Keep moist, but it can tolerate near drought conditions


 

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Container
Edging
Purchase Size(s):
Quart
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Almost Black
Season of Interest
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
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