Common Name: Rattlesnake Master

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: Green, White, Jun, Jul
  • Fruit: Scaly bulbous seed head that looks essentially the same as the flower, but turns brown.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
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SKU: ery_yuc_000 Categories:
Eryngium yuccifolium produces a cluster of elongated, arching basal leaves resembling those of yucca sprout a leafless stem topped with multiple blooms. The flowers are greenish-white in a globular cluster, resembling a fuzzy thimble. Blooms are persistent and give way to seed heads that slowly turn brown as they mature. Flowers attract a unique set of insects, including numerous parasitic wasps that consume common garden pests.

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