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Ajuga Black Scallop

 

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Bugleweed Black Scallop grows only 4 to 6 inches tall with glossy black scalloped leaves. Late spring flowers are blue. PP#15815 (Ajuga reptans)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Groundcover
Groundcover
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, Up to 36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 2AJUGA

Plant Information

Black Scallop is a dramatic Ajuga, with glossy year-round leaves and stunning deep blue flowers. Spreads well with plenty of moisture.

All about Ajuga: Gardeners have a love or hate relationship with this easy to grow evergreen perennial. If you have moist shady areas you'd like covered with a colorful blooming carpet, you'll love it. If you let it spread into your lawn, you'll probably hate it, since once it gets there, its hard to eliminate it.

Also called Carpet Bugleweed, Ajuga is a small, spreading member of the mint family (you can always tell mints by their square stems) with foliage and flowers in lovely colors. Many are bi-colored and/or variegated, and make a stunning show in the garden. Its perfect for moist, shady areas contained by retaining walls or other hard edging.

SKU 2AJUGA
Common Name Bugleweed
Botanical Name Ajuga reptans
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Almost Black
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Erosion Control, Tolerates Foot Traffic
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsAjuga Black Scallop
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
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    • Personal (6)

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5.0

Doing beautifully in difficult circumstances

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from New Mexico

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

    I ordered three or four of these. They looked very good on arrival and look even better now in fall.. They did not bloom this first year, but have grown larger and appear well established.

    I am 7500' high in the mountains of southern NM. The spring and early summer are hot, dry and windy until monsoon season begins. Then it is rainy for a few months.. The soil, or what passes for it here, is decomposed rock, drains like a sieve, and is alkaline, lacking in nutrients. In other words, not ideal gardening conditions. I'm very pleased with how this plant has not only survived, but thrived.

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    4.0

    Love/disappointed

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    from Ashburn, VA

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Elusive

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

    This is a stunning plant! I've used it around coreopsis, "Little Bunny" ornamental grass, dianthus & evergreen shrubs. It's low & makes a rich, lush groundcover whose color sets off other plants. But it remains like all ajugas in this area - it disappears the next year or comes up over there or if lucky in the same location. Unfortunately, unreliable in showing up. But if it does, it's gorgeous.

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    5.0

    Beautiful color, excellent growth

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    from Southeastern USA

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

      They have quadrupled in size already. The plants are healthy, beautiful and thriving in my shaded area. Though I am accustomed to ajuga's blooming in the spring, these have continued to have sporadic blooms into August. Typically when I order plants, a few die. All of the plants from American Meadows are thriving.

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      5.0

      I would buy them again, I love them

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      from Springfield, Virginia

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

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        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

        My backyard is mostly trees, with filtered sunlight, this plant has done extremely well. It was advertised liking part shade, and they do.

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        3.0

        loved it in the pots..now its in the flower garden.........

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        from South Dakota

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

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          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

          I put it in containers for this summer..just now put it in the flower garden as ground cover.We will see if it makes it thru the South Dakota winters

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          5.0

          Great Contrast in Garden

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          from WNY

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Unusual

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Contrast In Garden
          • Nice And Dark

          Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

          Will buy more

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          5.0

          Beautiful!

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          from Rockville, MD

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control

            Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

            looks great hardy!

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            most adaptable ajuga

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            from St. Louis, MO

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

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                Comments about American Meadows Ajuga Black Scallop:

                Very adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions compared to other ajuga cultivars. Beautiful dark color contrasts other shade plantings.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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