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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) has globular clusters of flowers!
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) grows up to 4 feet tall
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) flowers aren't showy, but they have a lot of texture!
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) blooms in the summer

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master

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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) may look like it belongs in the dry southwest, but it actually grows in the prairies and meadows of the Eastern US! This perennial boasts small white flowers that are packed together in a globe. The result is a perfectly circular bloom that is bursting with texture! Each flowerhead has over 100 flowers packed together, and each stalk can have up to 40 flowerheads on it, making this truly a feast for pollinators.

The flowers may not be the showiest, but that's because they don't need to be. Pollinators already adore Rattlesnake Master - no colorful petals required. They attract a variety of bees, butterflies, moths, and even beetles. It serves as a host plant for the nearly endangered Eryngium Stem-Borer Moth. Try planting it with echinaceas for an incredible floral display!

Vital details:

Plant size: 4-5' tall x 2-3' wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Water: Dry to medium

Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts bees, butterflies, moths, and is the host plant for Eryngium stem-borer moth - a candidate for the endangered species list.

Notable features: Drought tolerant, showy flowers, easy to grow, native, clay soils, erosion control, deer resistant.

Pot size: one quart

Plant name: Eryngium yuccifolium

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Judith M.

Arrived in great shape..both plants growing well.

Henry J.
Healthy Plants Adapted Quickly

The Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) from Butterfly Bushes were healthy and read to plant. They found a ready home in my pollinator garden. We look forward to watching pollinators enjoy its flowers then using the dried stalks in floral arrangements. Highly recommended.

Cynthia T.

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake Master


Plant arrived in perfect conditions, I don’t know why it doesn’t look too happy. I have in a pot to develop its roots before I plant it on the ground but it’s alive