Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’
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Synonyms: Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’
Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’ (formerly Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’) is a medium-sized perennial with attractive bronzy-chocolate foliage and late-blooming white flowers. The deep purple foliage is great as a backdrop for smaller perennials and mixes well in the garden with other plants. The white flowers open very late in the season, often not until late September or early October.
Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 3 ft. 6 in. (1.07 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering
Seasonal Interest: summer foliage color
Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies
- Culture Notes
- Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’ grows best in full sun to open shade. It will tolerate a wide range of soils including sandy or clay sites, but prefers a well-drained location. Occasional watering is needed during dry weather. There are no disease or pest problems of any significance.
- Geek Notes
- Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'