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White snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum

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This eastern U.S. woodland plant has clusters of small, fluffy white flowers topping stiff 3- to 5-foot-tall stems midsummer to frost. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPure white flowers on strong stems.

CareGrow in a naturalized setting in moist, alkaline soil and full sun or partial shade. It is generally a maintenance free species.

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; whiteflies and spider mites under glass.

  • 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
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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