Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ is a cultivar discovered by Mike Tristram of the United Kingdom. It’s by far one of our favorites as well as a top seller. Its dark foliage almost appears black. It would go great in any dark themed garden, or as a contrast against something more yellow or chartreuse. ‘Black Scallop’ does great in containers and looks exceptional coupled with light or silver foliage plants. In addition, its spikes of blue flowers stand out against the dark foliage.
As with many ajugas, this plant spreads by above ground runners. After it flowers in spring, it sends out runners in all directions. If the runners are rooted, they are easily dug up before they are too well established. Ajuga can take full sun or partial shade. he more sun this cultivar receives, the darker the foliage will be.