Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

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Unusual foliage plant for contrast. Attractive in beds in summer, fall, and winter. Good dried flower.
Item #: ERYUCs
Binomial Eryngium yuccifolium

A unique and characteristic member of the tallgrass prairie with yucca-like foliage and flowers that more closely resemble thistles than the open, airy umbels which are typical of other plants in the carrot family. The greenish white flowers provide nectar for a number of native bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects. They smell faintly of honey.


Deer seem to think this plant is a waste of their time, so it is safe to plant in areas where deer are a problem.


Uses: pollinators, deer tolerant, drought tolerant, primitive weaving & cordage

Bloom time: July - August

Height: 30 to 38 inches

Space: 16 - 24 inches

Sun: full sun to light shade

Moisture: dry to average

Seed:  Harvest in October. Sow in December or allow for 4 to 6 weeks cold moist stratification.

  • 200 seeds per packet
  • 8000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 oz. per 200 square feet
  • 10 to 12 pounds per acre

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