Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP 15,815
Black Scallop Bugleweed
Item #: 13515
Zones: 3a to 8b, at least
Height: 3" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Ajuga 'Black Scallop' is a superb and colorful evergreen groundcover that exists thanks to UK nurseryman Mike Tristam, who found it as a tissue culture mutation in a batch of Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz'. Ajuga 'Black Scallop' acts like a typical ploidy mutant (additional sets of chromosomes) with larger, darker purple leaves and flowers than its parent, as well as better disease tolerance. The heat-tolerant dense mat of crinkled, glossy purple foliage is topped in late spring with stunning stalks of blue-purple flowers. Ajuga seeding around is a terrible problem for us with some cultivars, but we have never encountered a single seedling from Agave 'Black Scallop. Tired of mulching? Put this attractive ajuga to work in your garden as a living mulch. Average to slightly moist soils are best.