White snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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White snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate')
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Genus:  Eupatorium
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.
Care:  Grow 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.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide hardy species and take softwood cuttings of tender species in spring.
Problems:  Rust, powdery mildew, white smut, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spot, Southern blight, snail, slugs.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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