Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate

 

Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate, Snakeroot-Chocolate. Mounds of dark bronze-purple leaves with deep purple stems provide a sharp contrast to the puffy clouds of clustered, white flowers. the leaves become dark green. Forms large, bushy attractive mounds. Ideal background plant for the summer blooming garden. Caution: all parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. Height 3-4 ft Spread 2-3 ft.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil. Full sun / Partial shade, Hardy. It is even quite tolerant of dry shade.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.