WHITE SNAKEROOT

Eupatorium rugosum

Eupatorium rugosum, or White Snakeroot is a herbaceous perennial that can grow to 3 feet. The plant is native to woodland areas in the Eastern United States and typically occurs in rich or rocky woods, thickets, wood margins, and rocky areas. Garden uses include cottage gardens, wild gardens, woodland gardens, and naturalized areas. It may also be effective in shady corners of the border.

White Snakeroot is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. While it does well in dry soil, it prefers part shade in moist, organic soils. These plants have decidedly better shade tolerance than most other species of Eupatorium. The ‘Chocolate’ cultivar has purple leaves throughout the summer.  This is one of the last wildflowers to bloom during the fall.

USES: Good for Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Shade Garden, Water Garden.

SPECS: Native Name: XXXX; Genus: Eupatorium ; Species: Rugosum; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium Wet, Mesic (middle); Height: 1′ — 3′; Spread: 3′; Plant Spacing: 1′; Bloom Time: June — October; Bloom Color: White; Advantages: Pollinators, Showy; USDA Zone: 3 — 9; Attracts: Butterflies, Songbirds; Tolerant: Deer, Drought; Plant Community: Asters, Jewelweed, Goldenrod, Turtlehead, Virgin's Bower, Ironweed, Fringed Loosestrife & Wingstem.;