Black scallop Ajuga with full purple foliage's and less green A violet colored flower blooming from a Black Scallop Ajuga Closer look on the color change of Carpet Bugle from green to violet
Black scallop Ajuga with full purple foliage's and less green A violet colored flower blooming from a Black Scallop Ajuga Closer look on the color change of Carpet Bugle from green to violet

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Ajuga Black Scallop

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Black Scallop Ajuga is not as aggressive as other forms of ajuga, but it is still a fast grower. The evergreen leaves have a thicker texture than other ajugas allowing it to stay elegant and colorful from spring thru winter even under some foot traffic. During cooler weather Black Scallop turns quite dark and may lighten up somewhat during the heat of summer. the dark foliage really accentuates the violet-blue flowers.

Growzone: 4-9

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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' or Carpet Bugle has fragrant blue flowers and very glossy almost black leaves with red stems. Flowers are produced in the spring. Powdery mildew resistant and easy to care for making it ideal for planting in containers, using as a groundcover, or planted between stepping stones.


Growing Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 2 to 3 inches
Mature Width: 1 to 2 feet
Classification: Perennial Groundcover
Sunlight: Full sun to full shade
Habit: Spreading
Spacing: Plant 12" on center when planting as a ground-cover.
Flower Color: Blue spikes in late spring through early summer
Flowering Season: April to July
Foliage: Dark Bronze almost True Black
Soil Condition: Average to moist soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a ground cover in the mixed shade border, mass planting. deer resistant, tolerates heavy shade
This Plants Growzone: 4-9 Ajuga Black Scallop Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Ajuga Black Scallop

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Ajuga Black Scallop plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. These are sold and shipped in plugs so planting is a breeze. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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