Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
‘Chocolate’ is a great native selection from Dr. Lighty at the Mt. Cuba Center. It is shorter and later blooming than Eupatorium ‘Gateway,’ with dark purple-toned green leaves and purple stems. A wonderful contrast for its own small white fall flowers. Native. Attracts butterflies. Cut back 1/2 the planting in June for staggered bloom and height. White flowers appear between September and October.
One of our New England Meadows, a selected list made up of perennials that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow situations. This list includes both open pollinated and horticultural selections.
- Botanical Name
- Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
- Common Name
- Chocolate Joe Pye Weed
- Hardy to Zone
- Sun/Part Shade