Black Scallop Ajuga

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP #15,815

Pronunciation: a-JU-gah REP-tanz
SKU #40054
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Black Walnut Tolerant
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
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.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Flower Color Violet-blue
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Sweet Flag (Acorus)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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".

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