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Eryngium yuccifolium
Eryngium yuccifolium
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The next time you are buying perennials please look for our helpful labels and blue pots, and remember "The best perennials come out of the blue"!

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.205.400

Quite different from the usual blue forms of Sea Holly, this one is a native North American wildflower. Plants form a low clump of grassy, yucca-like leaves, bearing tall stems of creamy-white flowers, like little golf balls, in mid to late summer. An unusual cut flower. Fits nicely into the sunny perennial border, but also a good candidate for more relaxed forms of gardening, like meadow plantings or gravel gardens. Tolerates moist or dry conditions. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Eryngium yuccifolium

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.