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Black Scallop Ajuga

Black Scallop Ajuga

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How are the heights measured?

All tree, and nothin' but the tree! We measure from the top of the soil to the top of the tree; the height of the container or the root system is never included in our measurements.

What is a gallon container?

Nursery containers come in a variety of different sizes, and old-school nursery slang has stuck. While the industry-standard terminology is to call the sizes "Gallon Containers", that doesn't exactly translate to the traditional liquid "gallon" size we think of. You'll find we carry young 1-gallons, up to more mature 7-gallons ranging anywhere from 6 inches to 6ft.

How does the delivery process work?

All of our orders ship via FedEx Ground! Once your order is placed online, our magic elves get right to work picking, staging, boxing and shipping your trees. Orders typically ship out within 2 business days. You will receive email notifications along the way on the progress of your order, as well as tracking information to track your plants all the way to their new home!

Why are some states excluded from shipping?

The short & sweet answer is: "United States Department of Agriculture Restrictions." Every state has their own unique USDA restrictions on which plants they allow to come into their state. While we wish we could serve everyone, it's for the safety of native species and helps prevent the spread of invasive disease & pests. We've gotta protect good ole' Mother Nature, after all.

About Me

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Need a reliable and attractive groundcover for those difficult spots? ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga is your answer, reliable and hardy in almost every zone, the ground-hugging rosettes of evergreen leaves are such a dark red they are almost black. Turn boring bare soil into a dark glossy carpet, and enjoy the beauty of the intense, bright-blue flowers that rise magically in spring to play their bugles of welcome. Use it anywhere in your garden where the soil is bare, planting it in drifts beneath shrubs and trees or in problem places, like awkward narrow strips between paths and walls or fences. Looks great in every garden style, from natural and cottage gardens to formal areas behind boxwood hedges.

  • Year-round foliage cover of very dark red, glossy leaves
  • Becomes a beautiful carpet of blue in spring
  • Dense, weed-blocking coverage of bare spots
  • Grows in full sun to full shade
  • Non-invasive and easily controlled

It is amazing the different light levels ‘Black Scallop’ Ajuga is happy in. From full sun to light full shade, such as north shadows and dappled shade beneath trees – it is happy anywhere. Moist but well-drained soils are best, but it will grow in wet ground in cooler zones, and in dry spots, but it isn’t ideal for very dry areas. Pests, diseases and deer leave it alone. Run the mower over it after flowering if you want extra-neat, but otherwise just let it be – it’s self-maintaining. Although it does creep around a bit it is shallow-rooted and easily controlled.

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Black Scallop Ajuga