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Black Scallop Ajuga Plant

  • - Bugleweeed
  • - Height: 4-6 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Part Shade-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Black Scallop Ajuga Plant
Plant Features

Black Scallop Ajuga is a remarkable perennial that adds a dramatic flair to any garden. This enticing ground cover features dark, scalloped leaves, with the mature foliage assuming an almost black hue. It produces striking blue flower spikes from spring to early summer, attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The plant is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 4 through 10.

Black Scallop Ajuga is incredibly easy to maintain. It can endure both full sun and partial shade, though it thrives best in the latter. The plant requires regular watering but is fairly drought tolerant. Fully grown plants reach a height of 6-10 inches and a width of 12-18 inches.

Garden Environments

  • Accentuation in borders or as edging
  • Container gardening for balconies and terraces
  • Mass planting for robust ground cover

Furthermore, this hardy ground cover is resistant to deer, largely free from diseases and pests, and quite drought tolerant. Therefore, if you're in search of a low-maintenance, visually striking plant for your garden, Black Scallop Ajuga is an excellent option.

Companion Plants

  • Ferns
  • Hostas
  • Sedums
  • Spring-flowering bulbs
  • Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Winter Care: In the fall, it's recommended to trim back Black Scallop Ajuga to around 3 inches in height. This helps protect the plant's roots from the cold. You should also mulch around the plant with 2-3 inches of organic matter, which assists in insulating the roots and preventing freezing. Black Scallop Ajuga is generally winter-hardy in most areas, but in places with especially harsh winters, a light layer of burlap or evergreen branches can be used for additional protection.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 3-6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 8-10 inches
Habit Spreading
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Black
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Wild Birds
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Water Conservation
Disease Resistance Powdery Mildew (PM)
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Love these

I love black scallops, they are so deep in color and add a great element to the garden. The one I received was in great shape.

From Kayla | September 15, 2023

Black Scallop Bugkeweed

Healthy plants, packaged well. I’ve also bought sedum plants and the same is true. Very happy Thank You

From anonymous | June 06, 2019

Another great plant

I just got my order and their planted but too soon for pics. They arrived healthy, carefully packaged and still moist. This is my go to company.

From Sandy | June 13, 2018