Ajuga 'Black Scallop' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' produces a dense carpet of glossy, dark burgundy foliage. Rounded leaves with scalloped edges surround spikes of violet-colored flowers in spring. 'Black Scallop' is mildew resistant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, and tolerates some foot traffic. Plant it as a lawn substitute, in container gardens, and between stepping stones.
Sometimes plants are assigned meanings. Ajuga symbolizes cheerfulness. The reason is plain to see; ajuga's bright blue flowers certainly evoke that emotion.
Ajuga is occasionally included in edible gardens, the leaves being used in salads. This would be a fine way to control it if your ajuga spreads further than you wish.
Ajuga has been used as a natural remedy for various conditions such as coughing and other respiratory disorders, nosebleeds and wound dressing, treatment of mouth ulcers, anxiety and sleeplessness, and heart palpitations, to name a few. Of course, one should always seek advice and supervision from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Black Scallop, like other ajugas, is a pollinator-friendly plant and attracts bees.
Name(s): Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (PP15815), Bugleweed, Creeping Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed, Carpenter's Herb, Sicklewort, Middle Comfrey
Flower Color: Violet
Bloom Time: Early spring to early summer.
Foliage: Herbaceous, glossy, dark burgundy over deep green.
Height/Spread: 3 inches to 4 inches x indefinitely.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.
Soil Condition: Rich, well-drained to dry, pH 6.1 to 7.5. We've seen plenty of mention online that ajuga should be planted in consistently moist soils, but we can assure you that ajuga will rot if frequently irrigated or grown in such conditions.
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, tolerates mild foot traffic, pollinator-friendly.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, ground cover, lawn substitute, medicinal gardens, edible gardens, bee gardens.
Tips on Ajuga Planting and Care
Comments: Allow soil to to dry between watering.
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