Ajuga 'Black Scallop'

Item #31530


A Gleaming Black Carpet

Simply the best ajuga for midnight-dark foliage, rich blue blooms, and great adaptability to varying soils and moisture levels, Black Scallop Bugleweed is a stunning groundcover for the garden floor or container. Its foliage is oversized, its habit very low and mat-forming, and its maintenance low.

Black Scallop Bugleweed offers large, scallop-shaped leaves of such a deep purple that they gleam black even in the sun. They cover ground quickly, forming a weed-choking mat that replaces artificial mulches and adds dramatic color to the sunny to partly shaded garden. If planted about a foot apart, Black Scallop Bugleweed fill in in no time; however, they also spread up to about 3 feet wide, so may be spaced farther apart for more gradual coverage.

The foliage—evergreen in mild and warm climates—is only one of Black Scallop's merits. From late spring into early summer, Black Scallop Bugleweed cloaks itself in rich, deep blue blooms crowded along short spikes. Very showy, the blossoms offset the dark foliage nicely.

Black Scallop Bugleweed achieves its darkest leaf color in full sun, making it a superb choice for mixed container plantings, where it will trail over the sides of a planter. And unlike older varieties of ajuga, it is quite tolerant of variances in soil fertility and moisture levels. Tougher and more garden-worthy in addition to being most attractive, Black Scallop Bugleweed is the Ajuga your garden and containers deserve.


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Ajuga
Species reptans
Variety 'Black Scallop'
ppaf PP15815
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 11
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 11 in
Plant Width 15 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 02, 2012

A Carpeting Color Punch

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I was drawn to this groundcover for its purple foliage. I wasn't disappointed. In my garden, the purple foliage overwinters and makes a nice color addition to a usually lackluster season. It seems to not appreciate a combination of overhead crowding by other plants and a lot of humidity. Otherwise, A. reptans 'Black Scallop' is a rapid grower and a nice color punch to the year-round garden.

James from NC

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