Chocoholic Snakeroot

Actaea 'Chocoholic' PP #24,821

SKU
44303
The burgundy-purple foliage of this large perennial makes a striking addition to a shady garden. Long, slender, pink, fragrant flower spikes tower above the foliage in the fall as the flowers fade to white. A standout in the shaded border, woodland, or cottage garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationak-TEE-uh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide; flower spikes reach 4 to 5 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide organically rich, moisture retentive soil, situated in a sheltered location away from harsh sun exposure or drying winds. Water regularly to keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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