Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Common name: Joe Pye, Mist Flower, White Snakeroot
Purple colored leaves form a shrub-like clump that bursts with small white flowers in late summer and fall. Also referred to as Ageratina altissim, it's at home in a woodland setting toloerating shade better than other Eupatorium. If conditions are right, it can spread by seed; deadheading helps keep it under control.
Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.
Features & Care
Attracts: Pollinators, Butterflies, Bees
Zone: 3 - 8
Height: 36" - 50"
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Average to High needs
Soil: Moist, Well-drained
Native: Native cultivar
How To Plant
CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)
You will plant the pot along with the plant! No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.
Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established.
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