eupatorium rugosum 'chocolate' (white snakeroot)

Size: 1 gallon
  • AKA eupatorium ageratoides 'chocolate', eupatorium urticifolium 'chocolate', ageratina altissima 'chocolate'
  • long-lasting, pure white, fluffy flowers in tight clusters
  • flowers appear on deep, shiny, upright, purple stems
  • sharply serrated, lance-shaped leaves in a rich purple tone with green undersides
  • excellent, colour contrasting plant
  • bloom time: early to late fall
  • zone 3 
  • height 120-150cm
  • spread 60-75cm
  • colour white
  • often late to emerge in the spring, they grow best in an average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade
  • very adaptable to most conditions and become drought tolerant once established
  • in full sun and extended dry periods leaves may scorch
  • pinch back stems in June to encourage a more compact, bushy plant
  • if planted in deep shade, eupatorium will become leggy and require staking
  • the overall height and width of eupatorium can vary depending on its growing conditions
  • spent flowers can be left for winter interest and food for birds
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts birds
  • fast growing 
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • poisonous
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)