All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' (syn: Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate')


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: White

A super plant with beautiful chocolate coloured foliage, deep purple stems and white flowers in late summer.

Related to the tall Joe-Pye Weed, native to large areas of eastern North America.

Dark bronzy-brown leaves in spring and summer, gradually turning green when the autumn display of fuzzy white flower clusters begins. Useful in shady situations and will even tolerate dry shade under deciduous trees once plants are established. 

Both the foliage and flowers are useful for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. 

Flowers in September and October.

Height: 1m

Common name(s): Ague weed, Mist flower, Thorough-wort, White snakeroot


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.