Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' BLACK SCALLOP

Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca'
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' BLACK SCALLOP
bugle, brown bugle, bugleweed
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
 low perennial
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-9999.9m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:violet a deep purple
LOCATION full sun to shade
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
Evergreen broadleaf
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Bugle, brown bugle, or even bugleweed are the most common names for this handsome groundcovering plant which is native to Europe and some parts of West Asia. It is commonly found in moist woodlands as well as moist meadows and near streams and river banks where it forms more or less continuous belts or entire areas of glossy, dark green or brown foliage. From spring till summer appear short spikes of small, lavender violet flowers. BLACK SCALLOP is a natural mutation of Braunherz variety discovered by Michael Tristram from the Tristram Plants in West Sussex, UK, in 1998. US patent No. PP15815 was issued in 2005.

BLACK SCALLOP bugle boasts extremely glossy and very handsome foliage of near-black colour. The leaves are evergreen, scalloped, and anything from dark wine red or deep maroon to dark brown. In June and early July rise only about 15 cm tall spikes composed of small, two-lipped, deep violet, fragrant flowers. For a clean plant it is best to remove the stems after flowering. Bugle spreads with aerial shoots which root as soon as they touch the ground (like strawberry plants). This way the plants form a dense, impenetrable groundcover. You can, however, also use it as an attractive pot plant or among other plants and by removing the shoots it will not edge them out.

It grows best in moderately moist, fertile soil in full sun or part shade. It does not like sandy dry, heavy, compacted or waterlogged soil but benefits from continuous supply of water. It will also live in slightly poor soil where it will manifest slightly weaker growth. It is hardy to abt. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 09-10-2019

Ajuga reptans
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