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Chocolate White Snakeroot

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$49.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Chocolate White Snakeroot, or Eupatorium Rugosum, is a rustic, cottage perennial with strong, upright stems that create dense, dramatic mounds of burgundy foliage. During its unusually long blooming season in the fall, Chocolate White Snakeroot flowers in bright, white inflorescence. These lightly scented snowfall clusters average 6 inches in diameter and rise 3 to 5 feet above their purple-shaded stems and foliage.

Native to Eastern North America, snakeroot takes its name from the Native Americans who used the roots to create a remedy for snake bites. Snakeroot is a beacon for butterflies and is an excellent source of nectar and pollen for insects. However, it should never be planted within the reach of cattle, specifically milk cows, as there is a poisonous substance within the plant that can cause deadly human milk sickness.

Chocolate White Snakeroot Care

The ideal growing climate for your Chocolate White Snakeroot is in partial shade. This variety of Snakeroot is more tolerant to shade than other varieties, but should not be planted in full shade. It prefers heavier, sandy soils, and can tolerate clay. The new growth of Chocolate White Snakeroot is a rich dark chocolate color that slowly turns green as the season progresses. It is extremely cold hardy and requires regular watering, especially if the top 3 inches of soil at the base of the plant are dry. The best fertilizer for Snakeroot is a slow-release feed, given in the early spring.

Your Snakeroot will require pruning in the early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. You can also cut Snakeroot all the way back in the late fall, after it has finished flowering. Remove old foliate and wilted leaves with pruning shears. You may need to stake your Snakeroot if you live in a windy area. Snakeroot is self-seeding and can spread quickly. Deadhead spent flowers to limit aggressive seeding.

Chocolate White Snakeroot Spacing

Chocolate White Snakeroot has a 2-3 foot spread and, when grown in mass, should be planted approximately ten inches apart. Snakeroot can be used as perennial borders, or as filler in mixed borders. It would be a focal point in a woodland garden.

Chocolate White Snakeroot Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: Bright White
Bloom Period: September
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Deep Purple
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Chocolate White Snakeroot
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: EUPATORIUM RUGOSUM `CHOCOLATE`
SKU:
1231001838-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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