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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
description:
Large, crinkly, very dark purple glossy leaves. Short spikes of violet-blue flowers in spring. Resistant to mildew.

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

propagation:
By division

other notes:
Bred by Mike Tristram, UK
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