How to grow Ajuga black scallop

Ajuga black scallop grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Ajuga also known as Ajuga reptans black scallop, Ajuga black scallop perennial evergreen to deciduous, used as ornamental groundcover plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.

Leaves color can be purple-brown-black to green in circular to heart shape, leaf structure is wavy with bumps.

Ajuga black scallop flower

Flower color purple, small flowers grow in inflorescence shape on stalk.

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How to grow Ajuga black scallop growing and care:

Well-drained soil, not tolerant to hot climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (stolons)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Better to trim it to control the horizontal growth

Size of the plant?
10-25 cm (4-10 inches) the flower stalk 30-40 cm ( 12-16 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple flowers, small flowers grow in inflorescence shape on stalk

Scientific name:

Ajuga reptans

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone