Ajuga reptans Black Scallop
Black Scallop Bugleweed
Details4-6" tall x 12-15" wide. Ajuga Black Scallop (Black Scallop Bugleweed) is an easily grown groundcover, with glossy, dark-burgundy foliage and bright-blue late-spring flowers. Use this perennial as a foliar foil for blue or gray leaved semi-shade loving companion plants, such as Festuca 'Siskiyou Blue' or Stachys 'Helen von Stein' to highlight this plant's unusual foliage. This unusual form of groundcover Ajuga works well in most any soil in either shade and semi-shade.
|Common Name||Black Scallop Bugleweed|
|Botanical Name||Ajuga reptans Black Scallop|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade|
|Mature Height||4-6" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Tolerates Foot Traffic|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Southeast|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
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- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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