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Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Chocoholic'

Chocoholic Beauty Bugbane (Chocoholic Beauty Snakeroot): Patent PPAF

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Shade gardeners can find many places for this shorter version of the dark-leaved Autumn Snakeroot. 'Chocoholic' features 2-3ft stems with burgundy-purple foliage and fragrant bottlebrushes that lighten from pink to white. Locate where some sun will bring out the rich color. PPAF

More About Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Chocoholic'

  • A shorter version of the other statuesque Bugbanes
  • A must have for the early fall...insect attractant

This lovely native cultivar adds wonderful texture, color, and height to the shade garden. From late summer through early fall, fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze purple foliage.  They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open and lighten to white as they age. Cimicifuga is a wonderfully lacy, airy backdrop in the garden.  It is especially attractive when combined with variegated or yellow foliage.

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2-3 ft


2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Cimicifuga (Actea) ramosa 'Chocoholic' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Creamy White
  • White


  • Upright
  • Vase-like