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Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake Master

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Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake Master

Eryngium yuccifolium, known as Rattlesnake Master, is a distinctive perennial native to the United States.

With its spiky, yucca-like leaves and unique globe-shaped flowers that bloom from midsummer to early fall, this plant adds architectural interest to any garden.

Ideal for prairie gardens, wildflower meadows, and pollinator habitats, Rattlesnake Master thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.

Its flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, while its deep root system makes it drought-tolerant and low-maintenance.


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6-Pack, 9-Pack, Single

Common Name

Rattlesnake Master


Herbaceous Perennial



Native Range

United States


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Height Range (ft.)

4.00 to 5.00

Spread (ft.)

2.00 to 3.00

Bloom Time

July, June, September

Bloom Description



Full Sun


Dry, Medium






Clay Soil, Drought, Dry Soil, Erosion, Shallow-Rocky Soil


Product Description

Discover the striking beauty and ecological value of Eryngium yuccifolium, commonly known as Rattlesnake Master. This native perennial is a standout in any garden with its dramatic foliage and unusual flowers, making it a favorite among gardeners looking to add texture and visual interest to their landscapes.

Why Choose Rattlesnake Master?

  • Unique Appearance: The plant features spiky, blue-green leaves reminiscent of yucca, and its globe-shaped, white to greenish flowers add a unique architectural element to gardens.
  • Pollinator Friendly: The blooms are a magnet for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, supporting a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem.
  • Drought Tolerance: With its deep taproot, Rattlesnake Master is highly drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance and xeriscape gardens.
  • Native Plant: As a native species, it is well-adapted to local climates and soils, promoting sustainability and resilience in garden ecosystems.

Cultivation Tips

  • Sunlight Needs: Prefers full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth.
  • Soil Requirements: Thrives in well-drained soils, from sandy to loamy, and tolerates poor soil conditions.
  • Watering: Once established, it requires minimal watering, being highly drought-resistant.
  • Spacing: Space plants about 2-3 feet apart to allow for their spread and to showcase their unique form.

Design Ideas and Uses

Rattlesnake Master is ideal for prairie-style plantings, wildflower meadows, and pollinator gardens where its unique form and flowers can be appreciated. It also works well in mixed borders and naturalized areas, adding texture and interest. Pair it with other native perennials like coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, and grasses to create a diverse and visually appealing landscape.

Supporting Ecosystems

By planting Eryngium yuccifolium, you are supporting native pollinators and contributing to the health of your local ecosystem. Its flowers provide a crucial nectar source during the summer months, and its robust structure offers habitat for various insects.

Incorporate Rattlesnake Master into your garden to enjoy its distinctive beauty and ecological benefits. This plant not only enhances the visual appeal of your landscape but also supports biodiversity and sustainability, making it a valuable addition to any native garden.


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Shipping perishable items in the heat of summer can be tricky to say the least. Our goal is to try to get your plants to you in the best shape possible.

This means we may hold off on shipping items during periods of excessively high temperatures to give your new plants the best chance of surviving their journey in good shape.