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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Plant details

Ajuga is a common plant related to the wild bugle, but selected for leaf colour and flower spikes. The foliage is robust, evergreen and dark green, making a good background to the upright spikes of dark blue flowers, produced throughout late spring to mid summer. Ajuga is very versatile, equally at home as ground cover under trees or shrubs as in a sunny flower border, and even in containers. It's especially useful as background foliage in winter containers of ivies, santolina and pansies. Ajuga 'Black Scallop' produces evergreen, nearly black leaves.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ajuga

Cultivar: Black Scallop

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Bronze, Purple

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: May to June

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