Rattlesnake Master- Native

General Information

Rattlesnake Master is a native perennial plant. This plant has a broad native range from the plains states to the east coast. It will have a taller, open overall form. The Rattlesnake Master would be a great choice for native plant areas, or in naturalized meadow plantings. The foliage can grow to be quite long, at up to 3 feet in length. It is sword shaped, deep green in color. Flowers will grow in open clusters on stems that can reach up 4 feet in height. The flower heads will resemble thistle heads, about 1 inch wide. They will be greenish-white in color. The Rattlesnake Master is beneficial to a broad range of native insects.

Additional Information

Eryngium yuccifolium will be 4 to 5 feet tall, with a width of 2 to 3 feet. It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 8. Rattlesnake Master tends to grow and flower best in full sunlight conditions. It will grow best in average, well drained soils. The Rattlesnake Master will self seed in the areas it is planted in.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil. Prefers dry, sandy soil. Can be used in shallow, rocky soil.  Tolerates clay. No serious insect or disease problems.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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5.5 Inch Container

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Mature Width 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Height 4 to 5 Feet
Light Sun to Part Shade
Planting Zone 3 to 8

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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