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White snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

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The deliciously colored maroon-brown leaves contrast nicely with neighboring plants through the season. Pure white flowerheads bloom in midsummer and stay open well into autumn.

CareGrow in a mixed border in moist soil and full sun or partial shade. It is generally maintenance free, but may need staking in rich soil.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide hardy species and take softwood cuttings of tender species in spring.

ProblemsRust, powdery mildew, white smut, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spot, Southern blight, snail, slugs.

  • Genus : Eupatorium
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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