Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’


Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ in a 1 litre pot.

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Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) is a stunning and unique herbaceous perennial that is sure to make a statement in any UK garden. This plant is a member of the mint family and is prized for its striking, dark foliage and compact growth habit. ‘Black Scallop’ is a hardy plant that thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It produces spikes of deep blue flowers in the spring, which are a favourite of bees and other pollinators. The plant’s glossy, near-black foliage makes a striking contrast against other plants in the garden and can add drama and interest to a border, rock garden, or container. As a low-growing, spreading plant, ‘Black Scallop’ is an excellent choice for groundcover or edging. It is also easy to care for, requiring little maintenance beyond occasional watering and feeding. The plant is known to be resistant to deer and rabbit browsing, making it a great option for gardens that are prone to wildlife damage.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Bugle ‘Black Scallop’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) can grow to a height of 0.2m and a spread of 1m.
  • Did You Know That:Ajuga reptans is also known as bugleweed, and it gets its name from the tubular shape of its flowers, which resemble a bugle horn.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
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Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and is a very versatile plant that can cope with full shade, partial shade, or full sun.


Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ (PBR) is generally pest free, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.

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