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Shade Ground Covers : Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'  

from Plants Daily Post

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

October 12, 2008 Shade Ground Covers

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' icon 

There is always room in the South Florida palette for another dense, 4"-6" high by 3' wide shade ground cover plant which does not require weed-whacking once established. Breeder Mike Tristram brings us an improved Ajuga, or "carpet bugle" with rich, darker pigmentation than any of the others, and a claim of greater durability than Ajuga as we once knew it. It is also recommended as contrasting foliage in mixed plantings in containers where it trails its lovely rosettes over the sides. Pale blue bloom spikes appearing spring into summer are also an effective contrast with 'Black Scallop's ' metallic, inky black foliage.

Daily Post text by Leigh Fulghum


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