Like all eupatorium, 'Chocolate' is attractive to bees and butterflies, particularly smaller species. The seeds are also a valuable food source for songbirds.
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. Attractive to butterflies.
Height and spread: 90-120cm high, 70-90cm spread
Common name: boneset ‘chocolate’
Position in the garden: shade tolerant
Soil type: fertile and occasionally dry
Flowering period: August to October
Hardiness: Fully Hardy