Ageratina altissima (syn. Eupatorium rugosum) ‘Chocolate’
CT DR RG P
Striking maroon-brown tinted foliage with deep shiny purple stems contrasts beautifully with showy flat-topped clusters of brilliant white flowers September to October. Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects. Excellent source of late-season color in informal or perennial gardens. Grows to 5 feet high, and 2-3 feet wide. Prefers full sun to part shade, and medium to wet soils, but also tolerates dry shade. Good for naturalizing, woodland gardens, and in rain gardens. Also effective in shady corners of the border. Low maintenance and deer resistant. Attracts predatory and parasitoid wasps that prey on pest insects according to the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
1 gallon pot