Plantidote of the day 2012-05-31
Bugleweed Lechuguilla “Black Scallop"
A mat forming ground cover that you can just mower over to control. It's dense nature holds back weeds, although this it is very invasive with shallow runners. In planters or rockgardens it has a great "spill" -- this particular variety has leaves that will turn very dark in the sun. It has lovely 3"spikes with blue flowers in the late spring.
I've been experimenting with this plant in pretty good shade and that's kept it from spreading a whole lot. But it also keeps the leaves a pretty dark green to bronze color.
Drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant.