Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (AKA Creeping Carpet Bugle 'Black Scallop', Sicklewort 'Black Scallop', Carpenter's Herb 'Black Scallop')
Pronunciation: uh-JOO-guh REP-tanz
Product: 9368

25 - 249: $6.27 each250 - 999: $5.97 each
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Temporarily out of stock. Expected 12/25/2023.
(minimum of 25) 3 1/2 in. Pots
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The perfect punch of ebony color, Black Scallop is such a deep burgundy that the scalloped foliage is almost black in appearance. Rich blue blooms beckon butterflies from 8 to 10-inch flower spikes in late spring/early summer. Black Scallop is perfect as an intense carpet of color replacing artificial mulches and choking out weeds. In fact, because of her tolerance of light foot traffic and ability to grow under most trees (including walnut), Black Scallop is often used to replace turf grass. Black Scallop is also frequently selected because she grows well in areas where poor soil, potential drought, or even deer tend to be a problem. Large plantings of Black Scallop are truly a breathtaking show stopper.

Another favorite use among gardeners for Black Scallop is in container plantings where she trails over the sides of pots and her foliage is a welcome contrasting color even when she isn't blooming. In fact, in milder climates, Black Scallop remains evergreen, a trait that makes her a perfect choice for adding year-round curbside appeal.

Remember if you seek that rich black-burgundy hue from Black Scallop's foliage, you'll want to plant her in a sunny location otherwise she'll be more green in color.
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General information about Ajuga (Bugleweed):
Ajuga reptans (commonly called Bugleweed) is noted for her striking range of foliage, colors, and textures. In mass plantings, the blanket of blue flowers is simply stunning. Because of her attractive tri-color foliage and spikes of blue flowers in spring, she is a frequent choice for planting under roses. Superb at choking out weeds, Ajuga creates a mat of semi-evergreen to evergreen, foliage that remains attractive all year round. She is also sought out because it is one of the few groundcovers that will grow under walnut trees. Growing Ajuga under trees offers gardeners who prefer not to mow under them because of the danger of large root systems a lovely solution to covering their ground. Because Ajuga will grow in shady areas, she is a terrific option for spots where grasses often fail to thrive. This makes her a perfect choice to replace turf grass, and even for growth on banks, slopes, and under shrubs. This is a plant most gardeners won’t do without.

Things to Note
The foliage color will be less vibrant in areas with no direct sunlight. For example, the Black Scallop and Bronze Beauty will be greener and the Burgundy Glow will have less burgundy.

Be aware that variegated cultivars such as Black Scallop are hybridized or sports and occasionally she will revert. Watch out for any emerging green shoots. Immediately weed any such shoots out since they are much more vigorous than the variegated plant and will take over the clump.

Speaking of foliage, keep in mind that the more direct sun Ajuga receives the more depth of color her foliage maintains. Plants such as Black Scallop or Bronze Beauty will become more green and Burgundy Glow will be less burgundy with less sunlight.

Interesting Fact
The leaves and young shoots of Ajuga cultivars are edible (but a bit bitter) and add contrasting color to salads.
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09/09/2016 By Marta Stein
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

These arrived packed perfectly. Size of plants are terrific and all healthy. Well worth it- I even ordered more!
11/25/2015 By Veda Reed
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Beautiful, healthy, large plants. I couldn't be more pleased. I plan to order more soon.
mostly fantastic
06/20/2015 By Barbara Kocevar
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

most of the flats I got were gorgeous. However, a couple of flats looked like most of the leaves were gone and only small centers were what made-up the plants. The few leaves that were on those plants were all yellow. I lost most of those but all the rest... Read full review >
Off to a good start
05/30/2015 By Katherine Titus
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Plants were a nice size with strong root systems. Seem to be adjusting to new location although they have only been in place 8 days.
first time buyer
04/23/2015 By Kelly Johnson
Product reviewed: Bugleweed 'Black Scallop' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Plants arrived in time as advertised. All were still moist and appeared healthy. After one week all still appear
If you are more than a one-day ship away, we do not recommend shipping this plant during the heat of summer (July-August). Although our shipments are expedited (at most three days in transit), this plant tends to suffer more than average plants when shipped during hot weather (sometimes melting into mush).

You may order them, but understand that we will not replace or refund should any perish. (more)

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Care: trim to rejuvenate, Care: ajuga, Care: trim runners to prevent spread, Care: well-drained
General information that applies to all plants:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away

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