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Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ PBR

Bugle

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.15m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDark blue
  • Leaf ColourDark purple-black

Description

Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ PBR (Bugle). A creeping ground-cover plant with striking glossy almost black, rounded leaves with a scalloped texture. The short flowering spikes are deep blue. Attracts bees. Both rabbit and deer resistant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

UK

Interest and use

Ground cover, containers, wildlife, shade planting.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilFertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH4.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Doesn't tolerate very dry shade.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to powdery mildew.

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