Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'

white snakeroot (syn. Eupatorium)

2 litre pot
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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

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

5 year guarantee

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: tolerates most provided there is adequate moisture
  • 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.

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CrocusAgeratina altissima 'Chocolate'
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Great plant for partial shade

By Trevor

from Suffolk

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Partppartial Shade

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate':

    Needed a plant for partial shade. Planted in a spot that only gets sun in the afternoon. Grew to 1m with really attractive dark foliage which was topped with masses of white flowers which looked like a 'froth' on the top of the plant. Planted last year, and, as I am writing this review in February, not sure of hardiness yet.
    An usual plant which even a learner gardener like myself managed to get growing well.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    Ageratina altissima "Chocolate"

    By Tamarind19

    from London

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Versatile
    • Veryvery Delicate Whi

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Patio

    Comments about Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate':

    I put it in one of your smaller terracotta pots and it still looks lovely,
    Enen through the rain!

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    1.0

    Poor specimen

    By Helen

    from Nottingham

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate':

      Poor quality plant . Struggled despite t.l.c. Lost it this year.

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      • Q:

        Hello,

        I planted an Ageratina altissima a few months ago and it has taken really well - doubling in size over the Summer.

        However, it's now falling over - the main stems don't seem to be strong enough to support its own weight. Is this normal? Should I be supporting it with canes or has it grown too quickly?

        I have one on the other side of my garden which has grown much more slowly and is still upright.

        Thanks
        Asked on 21/8/2016 by pinkshirt from South London

        1 answer

        • Plant Doctor

          A:

          Hello,

          These plants are happiest in partial shade, however if the shade is too dense, the plant will become 'stretched' as it reaches for more sun. This rapid, soft growth could be caused by too much fertiliser, so if it is at all possible you should address these issues.. If all else fails however, you could use some discretely placed bamboo canes to prop it up.

          Answered on 27/9/2016 by Anonymous
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