Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'
'Chocolate' is an herbaceous perennial with purple stems bearing ovate, dark chocolate-brown tinged leaves and umbel-like clusters of small white flowers in summer and early autumn
Other common namesboneset 'Chocolate'
SynonymsEupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Ageratina are shrubs or herbaceous perennials with opposite leaves and small tubular flowers borne in corymbs
- Name status
How to grow
The ideal site is a moist, alkaline soil in partial shade; frost may damage new shoots
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildlife gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back faded flower stems to base
Generally disease free
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