Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’
white snakeroot (syn. Eupatorium)
A statuesque plant for larger spaces; happy in a large mixed border in a formal or cottage garden; thrives in a damp wild garden or by the water's edge
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: prefers moist, alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Long-lasting, pure white flowerheads appear from July to September above attractive bronzy-chocolate foliage. This lovely clump-forming perennial is easy to grow and manage and the flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. A versatile plant for a mixed border, where it looks great with ornamental grasses and will extend the season of interest.
- Garden care: Cut back and compost the stems after flowering.