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Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Synonym(s) Ageratina altissima
Common name white snakeroot
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers white (late summer-fall)
Size 3-5'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Purple foliage color (I wouldn't actually call it chocolate) is the main interest through most of the season - then in the late-season garden, the white flowerheads contrast nicely with the dark leaves. Late to show itself in spring - we've learned to make sure we know exactly where ours live. It's a thirsty plant, quick to wilt when rain stays away for a while. Consequently, given that we planted it where the waterhose seldom reaches, our plant seldom reaches its full potential.

white snakeroot
Noticed this plain green representative of the species in the back yard island, some distance away from the 'Chocolate' specimen. Not sure if it's offspring from the purple one, but it's not much to look at in its green form.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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