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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.

PRN Preferred: The blooms provide a striking architectural note in the landscape, towering over the silvery basal foliage. Very attractive to many pollinators.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
92 Eryngium yuccifolium #1 (NATIVE-greenish-white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Native
Self-Seeds
Straight Species - Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green-Gray/Green-Silver/Silver
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Little Bluestem
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