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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

AJUGA reptans 'Black Scallop'

Commonly known as Bugle, Carpenter's herb

Attractive violet-blue flower spikes against dark black foliage. Prefers full sun for the best leaf colour
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - ovate to spoon-shaped, scalloped leaves 9cm (3½in) long
  • Blue - violet blue
  • Height - 15cm (6in)
  • Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - creeping rhizomatous perennial spreading by stolons
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the wild species is invasive. Selected cultivars make good groundcover
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - Caucasus, Europe, Iran
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - spike-like whorls to 15cm (6in) tall
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Black -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any moist soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
Ajuga reptans - Growing Guide

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