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The Aronia melancarpa ‘Viking’ black berries are still hanging on while the white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima climbs to the sky just to the left of the ironweed, before unclasping its buds for insect delights.
There are natives in our midst, including the white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima…
The main weed species being targeted in Northland are wild ginger (Hedychium garderianum), cord grass (Spartina alterniflora), mistflower (Ageratina riparia), and wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis).
Rosa ‘About Face’ with white snakeroot, Ageratina altissima.
It is a success with the use of the blood grass, creeping thymes giving form contrast and four large plants for substance and dimension, common pussywillow, coppiced, Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’ for its black berries and fall leaf color, Rosa ‘About Face’ for peach flower color and a self sown snakeroot, Ageratina altissima for fall presence and insect attraction.
Ageratina altissima also known as White Sanicle or Tall Boneset, is a poisonous perennial herb in the family Asteraceae, native to eastern North America.
Other perennials include Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’, Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’, Actaea racemosa ‘Atropurpurea’, Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’, Sedum ‘Black Jack’ , Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’, Euphoriba dulcis ‘Chameleon’, Bergenia ssp., pink Calla lily don’t ask and various irises including Superstition.
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