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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

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Ships April to May 2024
Item #:
Ships April to May 2024
Ornamental Perennials


Hardy, summer-flowering North American perennial 
Description:  Greenish-white, round, thistle-like flowers borne on branched, erect stems above a basal rosette of strappy, spine-edged, blue-green foliage
Habit:  Grows 4-5 feet high and 2-3 feet wide
Culture:  Prefers full sun and medium to dry, well-drained, sandy soil; leave undisturbed once established; drought tolerant
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin:  United States
Attributes:  Attracts butterflies and bees, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant

An unusual member of the Apiaceae, or Carrot/Parsley family, this Eryngium has a native range from Connecticut south to Florida and west to Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas.  Often found in tall grass prairies, the Rattlesnake Master was once used by Native Americans to cure snake bites, as well as other ailments such as venereal disease and kidney disorders.  The distinctive flowers have a honey scent and are attractive to bees and butterflies, and the yucca-like foliage provides a nice contrast in flower borders and native plant collections. 

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) arrives in a 3.5" pot.

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