Ajuga reptans Black Scallop

Black Scallop Bugleweed

Ajuga Black Scallop (Black Scallop Bugleweed) is an unusual form of groundcover Ajuga with glossy, dark burgundy foliage and bright blue late spring flowers.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC015414

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • 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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4-6" 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.
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SKU
HC015414
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Black Scallop Bugleweed
Botanical Name
Ajuga reptans Black Scallop
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay 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, Groundcover
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Planting and Growing Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Ajuga (Bugleweed) a genus of Old World shade-loving groundcovers with showy blue flowers.

  • Grows well in most any soil including clay. Plant in partial sun to full shade. Dark foliage types color up best with some morning sun. Mulching is not necessary.
  • Keep regularly watered to maintain moderate soil moisture.
  • Deadhead after blooming. Large patches can be deadheaded by mowing. Tolerates foot traffic.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

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