Eryngium yuccifolium

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Rattlesnake Master

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

This is an unusual looking native. Plant produces a rosette of gray-green leaves from a thick taproot. Creamy white ball-like blooms occur on undivided bracts. A very desert looking plant.

Height

4-5 Feet

Spread

3-4 Feet

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Named because it was used as an antidote to rattlesnake bites.

Bloom Time

June-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Give sufficient space for this large plant. Does not care for transplanting, so choose site carefully.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Spiked Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Bitter Switchgrass (Panicum amarum), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Lavender (Lavendula intermedia)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
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