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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' ('Binblasca')

Black Scallop Bugleweed, Black Scallop Ajuga

Main interest:
ground-cover, dark chocolate purple foilage, showy violet blue flowers, low maintenance
full sun to full shade
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
May to June
glossy chocolate purple
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 in (15 cm) width: 2 ft (60 cm)
border, container, shade garden, ground-cover, banks and slopes stabilization, pollinator garden

Black Scallop Bugleweed is a short, dense perennial that is most valued as an attractive, creeping ground cover. The unique foliage is a shiny, dark maroon/chocolate purple colour that really stands once it takes hold. The flowers are a deep violet to blue colour, mildly fragrant, and appear on short spikes in the late spring/early summer. Cut back spent flowers to promote plant health and appearance. These flowers are beneficial to local pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.

Plant 15–20 cm apart to quickly establish ground-cover. Avoid planting too close to other perennial beds, and lawns, because it can spread quickly. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is easy to grow. It can tolerate full sun, and full shade but typically does best in partial shade (4-6 hours direct sun). Black Scallop Bugleweed is also able to grow well in a range of soil types, moisture levels, and can outcompete undesirable weeds.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$12.99 - $33.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Ajuga reptans 'BINBLASCA', Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' BLACK SCALLOP

Also known as: Black Scallop Bugle Weed, Black Scallop Carpet Bugle, Black Bugleweed, Blue Bugle, Common Bugleweed, Bugleherb

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