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Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP15,815, COPF

Glossy, scalloped, virtually black leaves make a great ground cover with deep blue flowers in spring.

Also known as Bugleweed, this makes a superb evergreen groundcover. Plants quickly form a low carpet of rounded, glossy leaves, purple-black in color with a crinkly or scalloped texture. Short spikes of deep blue flowers appear in mid to late spring. Vigorous habit. Dislikes very dry shade. A fairly sun-tolerant selection, in cool-summer regions direct sun will bring out the best color in the leaves. Will perform well in tubs or mixed containers. USPP#15815: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

4-6 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-75° F to promote root growth. Keep evenly moist and never let plant to completely dry out. Once actively growing feed at 50-75 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist soil in partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.