Ajuga Black Scallop

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Dramatic Dark Foliage
Lush darkest burgundy/black foliage blankets the ground. Leaves are slightly more upright and wavy. Ajuga Black Scallop achieves best foliage color in sunny locations. Blue flower spikes appearing in late spring. Evergreen in milder climates. Ajuga are extremely hardy groundcovers that quickly form a dense carpet-like mat. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

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Code AJBS

Patent PP15,815

Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species reptans

Height Short 4-6"

Spacing Plant 12" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Full Shade

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Clay

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Foot Traffic Tolerant

Ajuga General Information

Ajuga with their lush waxy leaves and vibrant blooms resemble a colorful carpet spread across the landscape. Will adapt to a wide variety of conditions except extremely wet. Will be evergreen in zones 6-9. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Ajuga Plant Care

If desired, spent flowers may be removed with hedge shears or a string trimmer for larger areas. Divide existing patches into individual rosettes in spring if clumps become overcrowded. To divide, separate rooted stems or take root cuttings in early summer.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October