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'Chocoholic' Black Snakeroot Cimicifuga hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
50" 34"
Height
48 - 50"
Spread
30 - 34"
  • Details

    Features

    Bronze purple foliage is a welcome addition to the shade garden. Rich mauve-pink flowers lighten to white as they age.

    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 50 Inches
    Spacing: 
    30 - 34 Inches
    Spread: 
    30 - 34 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Mauve pink to white
    Foliage Colors: 
    Brown
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bronze purple
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Native to the edges of woodlands in eastern North America, Cimicifuga performs best in partial shade and moist, organically enriched soil. Some direct sunlight is required to draw out the purple coloration in the foliage. Water supply should remain constant throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Cimicifuga takes a few years to get established and reach maturity. Mature clumps should not be disturbed.

    'Chocoholic' Cimicifuga hybrid USPP 24,821
  • 2 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This plant should be way more popular than it is, since nothing spectacular like this can handle a lot of shade. Giant flower spikes in the fall, and nice brown leaves all year. Ours grow in our shade garden, where the shade is provided by the corner of the house inset where the air conditioner sits, and the nearby garage. We have two giant plants along with ligularia, autumn anemones, and they all put on a great show at the end of the year. this garden gets a bit of light in the early morning for an hour or so, before the sun goes over the house on the other side.

      craig
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • The plant was healthy when it arrived and I planted it well in a semi-shaded to shaded area but it quickly lost it's chocolate color. Customer service told me to place it in a sunnier spot. The listing states semi shade to shade but this is not so. I know that darker leaves do better in the sun but this plant really should be listed under sun to part shade. It was healthy and pretty green leaves but not what I was looking for.

      Rene'
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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