Chocolate White Snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' (Ageratina altissima)

Pronunciation: yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um rew-GOH-sum
SKU #00497
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OVERVIEW
Description A smaller relative of Joe Pye weed, native to Eastern North America. This selection features strong upright stems of outstanding burgundy leaves for exciting foliage all season. Blooms over many weeks in fall with modest flat-topped snow-white terminal clusters. A valuable butterfly nectar source. Well suited to lightly shaded perennial borders or use as a filler in mixed borders and foundation planting. Herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Late summer through fall
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Dry Shade
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas Well suited to perennial borders or use as a filler in mixed borders. Combine with other rugged natives and meadow grasses to create an easy-care wildlife garden.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants Goldenrod (Solidago), Inkberry (Ilex), Bee Balm (Monarda), Switchgrass (Panicum), Sneezeweed (Helenium)
CARE
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flowers to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.
HISTORY
Lore A native of the woodland areas of the Eastern United States. Native Americans used the roots to create a remedy for snake bites, leading to the common name of snakeroot. Early settlers were unaware of the poisonous properties of the plant, and would occasionally suffer from a poisoning they called milk sickness, caused by ingesting the milk or meat of a cow that had eaten the plant. Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, died of milk sickness in 1818.

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