Black Scallop Ajuga
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP #15,815
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moderately moist.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-JU-gah REP-tanz|
|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".|
|Average Size at Maturity||Forms a dense mat 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moderately moist.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Sweet Flag (Acorus)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9