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Ajuga reptans Black Scallop (Bugleweed)

Vibrant violet-blue flowers on short spikes in the spring. Foliage is glossy, near-black with scalloped leaves. Compact groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
6 in tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP15815

Delicate saucer-shaped bright magenta-purple flowers grow in clusters on deep green foliage of massed lobed leaves that turn bright red in the fall to create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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(Primo® Series) Clump-forming deep black leaves with brighter purple undersides grow below tall stems of small bell-shaped white flowers with pink calyxes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear thick, slightly cupped leaves of powdery blue. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear dark green leaves with wide, buttery yellow margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant

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This perennial features a creeping mat of small, rich violet blue flowers that are perfect for rock gardens or growing on slopes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms summer to late fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Salt tolerant

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The nearly-black buds open into small, tightly grouped blooms in shades of rich, deeply coloured red-violet. Tight mound-shaped habit. Leaves emanate a licorice scent when crushed. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from early summer into fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Bluish-purple flowers rise slightly above the foliage of tiny, shiny, oval leaves which are chocolate-brown with burgundy highlights. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms from late spring to early summer
3-6 in tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Dwarf habit

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