Ajuga reptans Black Scallop

Carpet Bugle

Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 4-6" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Full Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay
Flower / Accent: Blue / Purple
Patent: #15,815
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • 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.

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.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: AJBS