How is this for a pleasant combination? The 'Chocolate' Eupatorium rugosa is coming up through a bunch of 'Goldsturm' brown eyed Susan's. I can't hardly wait for the Goldsturm to bloom because the yellow with the with the purple will be stunning.
What's not to love about this purple plant? It blooms in the fall (my favorite season) with a white a flower. It is easy to care for and volunteers pretty freely. I have grown it in my garden for over six years now and love it.
All except for the numerous babies. Normally volunteers are welcomed in the garden. Even here in the vegetable garden growing amongst the brick paths the volunteers are welcomed. When they are small. Right now they are small and sweet, but will grow quickly and take over. They have to go. Pulling them is not a problem. I cannot believe the astronomical amount of volunteers I have this year. This is not a usual occurrence in my garden. What do you think I should do? Pull them and give them away with a hearty warning? Or toss them and pull all of the plants?
On tour day all visitors were offered a free Chocolate Eupatorium with a warning of their self seeding abilities. Most are gone now and I do hope everyone who took a plant or two home enjoys them. I have enjoyed my chocolate for the past six years and was happy to share. Remember though, they can self seed prolifically. I have found that the more sun they get, the more self seeding this plant will do. Be warned and enjoy the purple with white flowers come fall.in the garden....