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Marsh Rattlesnake Master

Marsh Rattlesnake Master

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Enyrngium aquaticum var. aquatic

Origin: South Eastern US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~300

Germination tested: 6/2021: 1% (Hard seed: 0%  Dormant seed: 10%)

Life cycle: Perennial

Zones: 6-8

A wetland variation of Rattlesnake Master. Showy and spikey, thistle-like flower balls. Yucca-like foliage. With a large taproots, making the plant drought-tolerant once established. A unique choice for a perennial cut flower, this aquatic variation has blue/purple tinged flowers that can be quite ethereal. Valuable to bees, butterflies, and songbirds. Of similar medicinal uses as Eryngium yuccifolium.

2-4'H. Full to Part Sun. Wet soils. Blooms silver/purple July-Oct. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips:  Direct Fall seeding, outside on a moist site.