Hard to find “black” foliage you can walk on!Looking for something really different to put between your stepping stones or as a groundcover in your perennial beds? You should check out Black Scallop Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’).Besides the compelling color of the leaves– such a dark purple they are almost black – there are the tiny spikes of deep-lavender flowers it shoots up in the spring! It forms a 4-inch mat of color so dark that your stepping stones stand out like beacons.The leaves are upright and wavy, which brings a nice texture to your garden, too. Though it does fine in partial shade, the best and deepest color comes in a sunny location. In milder climates it keeps its color all year.Black Scallop is an extremely hardy groundcover that quickly forms a dense mat. Besides being excellent between stepping stones (it takes light foot traffic like a champ!) it also excels as an edger in a flower bed or a filler in a rock garden.You can’t go wrong with this fast-growing, hardy groundcover. You can even mow it after it blooms to maintain a neat appearance. Easy to care for and an attractive source of dramatic color, Ajuga Black Scallop will be a perfect accent to your landscape this year.* Deep, dark foliage* Spring flowers* Foot traffic tolerant* Deer and rabbit resistant* Fast growing.
Shade loving ground cover! So you’ve dreamed, designed and finally built that beautiful walkway through the shade in your yard, but you’re disappointed because all you have growing through the stepping stones are weeds. Finding a groundcover that thrives in the shade between your stepping stones can be a huge challenge. We get it.That’s why we are offering the Chocolate Chip Bugleweed (Ajuga x ‘Chocolate Chip’). The striking little plant gets only 2” to 3” high and if you plant them 10” apart, you will fill in those spaces quicker than you can say ‘Chocolate Chip’!This bugleweed thrives in full shade, loves a little water every day and takes light to moderate foot traffic.In April and May they will even reward you with sweet little spikes of blue flowers that will even attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They really stand out against the foliage, which is a show unto itself – the forest-green and milk-chocolate brown leaves have a beautiful sheen in the shade.If you are looking for a perennial groundcover that excels in hard to grow shady areas, then Ajuga Chocolate Chip is the way to go!* Lovely small green and brown leaves* Flowers in the shade* Hardy and easy to grow.