Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' - Snakeroot
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' - Snakeroot
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' - Snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' - Snakeroot

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantRain GardenPart Shade

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

- Plant listed for information only.Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Chocolate leaves with deep shiny purple stems make a wonderful contrast to explosions of white flowers in September and October. The perfect accent to the bright violets and blues found in Lobelia and Penstemon. With all this color, how could butterflies not be interested? Introduced by Dr. Richard Lighty. Poisonous to humans and livestock. 

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 


  • Chocolate colored foliage contrasts beautifully with brilliant white flowers
  • Butterfly magnet, especially hairstreak butterflies
  • Also attracts an amazing list of other beneficial insects, insects attract birds
  • Excellent source of late-season color for the perennial border
  • Even tolerates dry shade once established

Native Range

Found in rich woods, thickets, clearings and shady river bottoms.


The gray hairstreak is one of the most widely dispersed butterflies in North America. It has bright red eyespots near the tips of its wings next to the small tails that are used to deter possible predators.




Thrives in moist, well-drained, alkaline soils in partial sun. Will need watering in full sun situations. 


Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x -in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

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