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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'/Black Scallop Ajuga


Beautiful planting at the entry to the Houston Botanical Garden

Dense ground covering of this relatively new ajuga

Dark purple ajuga is a nice combination with creeping thyme

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Scientific Name: Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
Common Name: Black Scallop Ajuga
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: A relativerly recent introduction. Produces large foliage. Southern wilt is often a problem in the deep south with its hot humid conditions. Do not over water or apply a lot of fertilizer to ajugas.