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botanical name:
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bugle
synonyms:  Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -28°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Large, crinkly, very dark purple glossy leaves. Short spikes of violet-blue flowers in spring. Resistant to mildew.

Moist soil in sun or shade. Will tolerate poor soils and full shade but not very dry conditions. Colour is strongest in sun.

By division

other notes:
Bred by Mike Tristram, UK

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