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Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master

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Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)

This very interesting plant is topped by stiff clusters of round heads of greenish white spiky flowers. Its sword-shaped, medium green leaves make it a great architectural feature in the garden. It is an interesting cut flower and is especially attractive in arrangements with Purple Coneflower or Prairie Blazing Star. It was once used to treat rattlesnake bites.

Additional Information:

48-60 Inches


24- Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun