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Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This cultivar of Eupatorium features small white fluffy flowers arranged in rounded, broccoli-sized heads atop shiny purple stems typically rising 3-5' tall. Chocolate-tinted leaves.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun in moist, humusy soils, however, plants do well in light shade and generally have better shade tolerance than most other species of Eupatorium/Ageratina. Deadhead spent flower heads to avoid any unwanted self-seeding (cultivar does not come true from seed).

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-5 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Medium to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Has showy flowers, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Wild Gardens, Woodland Gardens , Naturalized Areas

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests