Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’

White Snakeroot

Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate' is a robust plant grown for its wonderful foliage colour. 

The chocolate coloured leaves create a perfect contrast to strong coloured perennials such as Penstemon and Salvia. 

The umbels of pure white flowers explode towards the end of summer attracting hoards of butterflies to the late season feast. 

It is not particularly fussy about soil or site but does benefit from a little extra water. It will self seed prolifically but the seedlings will not come true.

Photo by David J. Stang  from Wikimedia Commons

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial

H7 

120cm    

70cm    

Dark brown   

White    

Moist     

Full sun, partial shade

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