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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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