Chocolate Snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Chocolate Snakeroot emerges in spring with striking bronze foliage, followed by sprays of fluffy cream-white flowers in summer. Leaves turn a dark green as the season progresses. A great contrasting plant for the pollinator garden. Tolerates a range of conditions, including dry shade.

Different resources show a shockingly wide range of sizes for this plant. I opted to plant them closer together in case they do, in fact, stay as small as 1-2 feet, figuring if they start to grow into the 5-foot range, I can always move them.

Companion Plants for Chocolate Snakeroot

Primula, Lobelia, Iris

      Nursery Tag

      Zone 5. 24 inches.

      Gardener's Log

      06/2023: Planted 3, 4-inch pots in front yard north side garden

      Three newly planted Chocolate Snakeroot.

      Photo taken June 2023

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