Eryngium yuccifolium

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Rattlesnake Master

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

This is an unusual looking native.  A durable native perennial with sword-like blue-gray leaves that resemble a Yucca plant. Creamy white ball-like blooms occur on undivided bracts. A very desert looking plant. Makes a fascinating specimen or accent plant. Unique cut flowers for fresh bouquets and dried arrangements.

Height

30-36 ft

Spread

18-24 in

Color

White

Interesting Notes

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

Bloom Time

June-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easy to grow in any sunny location. Even tolerates poor, sandy soil conditions. Keep on the dry side in autumn and winter. Remove faded flwoers or leave for winter interest.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Blue Fescue (Festuca ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia speciosa), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Spiked Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Lavender (Lavandula intermedia), Narrow Leaf Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii)

Characteristics & Attributes

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