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Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’

Bugle

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
  • Common name: Bugle
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Ajuga reptans, the wild bugle, is a robust evergreen with dark green foliage, bearing upright spikes of dark blue flowers from late spring to midsummer. 

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Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’ has evergreen, nearly black leaves. Plants quickly form a low carpet of rounded, glossy leaves, making it the perfect choice for ground cover in shady borders.

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For best results grow Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. It does well planted beneath shrubs and in containers, as long as the soil or compost doesn’t dry out. To propagate, divide plants in autumn or spring. 

How to grow Ajuga 'Black Scallop'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Ajuga 'Black Scallop' and wildlife

Ajuga 'Black Scallop' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Ajuga 'Black Scallop' poisonous?

Ajuga 'Black Scallop' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People