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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium)

Eryngium yuccifolium
SKU: HC017308
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) is a beautifully unusual plant with white, ball-shaped flowers and long strap-like foliage; highly attractive to butterflies and native bees. Native to the Midwestern prairies.
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Botanical Name
Eryngium yuccifolium
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Striking Foliage, Autumn Interest, Winter Interest
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3-4' tall
Bloom Time
Early spring to mid summer


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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