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Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master

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Eryngium yuccifolium

Origin: Central and Eastern US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~400

Germination tested: 1/2021: 3% (Hard seed: 94%)

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

Zones: 4-9

Not just a name for your next metal band, Rattlesnake Master has a host of other colloquial titles: Button Snakeroot, Yucca-leaf Eryngo, Corn Snakeroot, Water-eryngo, Rattlesnake Flag, and Rattlesnake Weed. Traditionally the plant was used to treat snakebite, as the name suggests, and also for sexual and reproductive issues. The plant has high value for landscaping, with unique and spiky foliage and globe-thistle-like white flower spheres. It’s sort of a northern climate yucca, or cactus. Native bees flock to its small flowers. Tap rooted and drought tolerant once established.

4'hx2'w. Medium Soil. Full Sun. White bloom July-Sept. 

Our seed was produced by Shooting Star Native Seeds in Spring Grove, MN.

Growing Tips: Cold Stratify 60 days. Or Fall seed.