Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Ageratina altissima


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Cut Flowers
Attracts Butterflies

Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate' (Asteraceae)
(aj-er-a-TEE-na al-TIS-eh-ma)
White Snakeroot

1998 Native Plant of the Year, Millersville Native Plant Conference. 'Chocolate' is an exciting selection of a great native, an introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora. Chocolate-tinted foliage on purple stems stands out in the garden and is much more refined and showy than the foliage of the straight species. 6" clusters of creamy white flowers bloom late summer into early fall. Average-to-moist soil and full-to-partial sun all suit 'Chocolate' just fine. (Formerly Eupatorium rugosum.)

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 2.5-3'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10