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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ajuga (a-JOO-guh) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Scallop
Additional cultivar information:(PP15815, aka Binblasca)
Hybridized by Tristram
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Malvern, Arkansas

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Fremont, California

Santa Barbara, California

Vista, California

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Wyanet, Illinois

Bethesda, Maryland

Fallston, Maryland

Foxboro, Massachusetts

Swansea, Massachusetts

Kingsley, Michigan

Protem, Missouri

Saint James, Missouri

Laconia, New Hampshire

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Moravian Falls, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Bucyrus, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Eugene, Oregon

Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Beaumont, Texas

Belton, Texas

Friendswood, Texas

Houston, Texas

Bainbridge Island, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Woodinville, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 20, 2014, txaggiegal from Belton, TX wrote:

Hardy and beautiful groundcover...grows well in full shade, half shade and can even take an hour or two of brutal Texas sun...forms a dense mat and is very drought tolerant while 'showing off' that beautiful black scalloped edging on the foliage.

Negative

On Jun 9, 2012, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

Planted two in shade in 2011. Neither one survived a fairly mild winter. Would not recommend.