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Black Scallop Ajuga - Bugleweed

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Black Scallop Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

Black Scallop produces the darkest foliage color of any Ajuga. The sumptuous shades of dark purple and midnight black scalloped leaves are larger than those of  'Mahogany' Ajuga, and the foliage color is intensified both by sun and cold temperatures. This stunning black foliage is topped in late spring through early summer with fragrant, intense deep blue flowers held on flower spikes that rise above the foliage. 'Black Scallop' is highly resistant to powdery mildew and is heat resistant. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a carpet-like patch to 4 to 6 inches tall and spreading 18 inches or more, Black Scallop Ajuga is a wonderful choice for use as a colorful groundcover in shady to partially shaded areas. With consistently moist soil this variety will tolerate full sun in the South. Also ideal for use as a spreading border along paths and walkways, as a groundcover to fill in around shrubs in home foundation plantings and woodland areas, as a gap and crevice filler between pavers and stones, as an underplanting for shrubs and trees, tucked around boulders in rock gardens, as a soil cover in combination container gardens. A fine addition to the black color theme garden!

Suggested Spacing:  12-18 inches apart for mass plantings and solid borders





Cultural Preferences

When planted right and in the right spot, Black Scallop Ajuga is easy to grow. It adapts to most soil types and likes shade to part shade. With consistently moist soil it will tolerate full sun, even in the South. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. Overly dry soils will require supplemental irrigation. As with many other plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. 




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on planting, pruning and feeding Ajuga plants.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen to Semi-Evergreen Groundcover
Height or Length at Maturity:  4-6"
Width at Maturity:  18" or more
Spacing:  12-18" apart for mass planting or solid border
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mat-forming, Spreading/Trailing
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Blue
Flower Type:  Single, on elongated spike-type clusters
Flower Size:  Small
Flowering Period:  Spring 
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Deep Purple-black
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun in cooler climates, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered sun in warmer climates
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect, Foot Traffic



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