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Black scallop Ajuga - root bound - how to start with it

Gregory Thomson
2 months ago

I bought some Black Scallop Ajugas to plant in the yard. They look healthy, but seem very root-bound in the small pots they were in.

I want them going in the ground eventually to provide a nice dark ground cover to keep weeds away.

Do I just put each in a hole twice the size, with looser soil around it, so the roots then have places to go?

Or should I wash off the soil there now to loosen up the roots, and try to distribute the roots better in a bigger pot, or in the ground?

I'd like to also carry these over to multiple areas, so if I can do things in ways that make them easier to divide and/or propagate in ways to carry over to other areas, that's a bonus.

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