Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a beautifully unusual plant with white, ball-shaped flowers and long strap-like foliage; highly attractive to and butterflies and native bees. Native the Midwestern prairies.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height3-4' tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly spring to mid summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC017308

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a perennial wildflower of the Midwestern prairies and is a beautifully unusual plant with white, ball-shaped flowers and long strap-like foliage. The flowers are highly attractive to native bees, honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies.  Seed-eating songbirds also relish the seeds as they ripen in late summer /early fall.  A low water wildflower once established, this plant mixes well with native ornamental grasses such as Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium), Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) and other prairie species such as Prairie Sage (Salvia azurea), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) and Goldenrod (Solidago).
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SKUHC017308
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Rattlesnake Master
Botanical Name
Eryngium yuccifolium
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
3-4' tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early spring to mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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