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Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master is an interesting oddity for unusual perennials borders, with grayish green spiny leaves from which spring its very tall flower spikes in July and August. The blooms are a pale silvery blue and look somewhat like round thistles. Tolerant of both dry and moist conditions, this dramatic looking native got its name from the formerly held theory that its sap cured rattle snake bites. As Dr. Alan Armitage says so succinctly, "Fat chance". Butterflies love it.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
306 Eryngium yuccifolium #1 (greenish-white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green-Gray/Green-Silver/Silver
Companion Plants to Eryngium yuccifolium
Arkansas Amsonia Amsonia hubrichtii
Arkansas Amsonia
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