Black Scallop Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP #15,815
|Description||A dense, mat of richly colored, dark burgundy-maroon foliage with dark green undertones. Whorls of small, rounded leaves with scalloped edges on reddish stems that support showy spikes of lacy, deep violet flowers in spring. Good powdery mildew resistance. Ideal in containers, around shrubs or between stepping stones. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moderately moist.|
|Blooms||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Mature Size||Forms a dense mat 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Best foliage color in sunnier exposures. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in late summer. Space 1 to 2 ft. apart as groundcover.|
|Lore||This garden perennial falls into the mint family along with all the useful herbs. It is known as bugle weed and the more ground hugging species were the carpet bugles. The genus was assigned by Linnaeus from the Latin for "not Yoked" which refers to a certain part of the flower. There are over 50 different species, this one named A. reptans, from the Latin for creeping, which describes its growth habit. Ajuga was an ancient medicinal and used as a wound coagulant, which led to it's lesser known common name, "carpenter's herb".|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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