Ageratina altissima (White Snakeroot) [25 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who are experienced with seeds that require a chilling period. The easiest approach is to surface-sow the seeds in fall to early winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. If you sow after January, provide an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

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The fluffy white flower heads of white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima, formerly Eupatorium rugosum) are a common site in somewhat shaded areas starting in late summer to early fall and continuing even past frost. Native to the eastern half of North American, it grows in bushy clumps that usually reach 2 to 3 feet tall. White snakeroot can self-sow freely into empty spaces, so it may not be a good choice for highly managed gardens, but it’s a great filler if you have a lot of room and would like to add fall flowers to a shady spot. These seeds are from wild plants growing in my hedgerow in Bucks County, PA.  Partial shade; prefers soil that is on the moist side but is adaptable. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.

Collected in late October 2022. At least 25 seeds. PA ecotype.

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