Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master



Eryngium yuccifolium, also known as Rattlesnake Master, has sword-shaped, silver-green leaves up to 24" long that are edged with small spines. In midsummer Eryngium yuccifolium produces tall, stiff flower stems topped by small clusters of unique prickly, greenish-white globes that are surrounded by longer pointed bracts.

Perennial Rattlesnake Master is native from the eastern Great Plains to the Atlantic Coast. Eryngium yuccifolium will self-sow where happy. A wonderful architectural accent plant!

Eryngium yuccifolium prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but is also tolerant of clay soil. Rattlesnake Master is suitable for coastal conditions. For drying, cut stems before flowers are fully open.


  • Common Names: Rattlesnake Master
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 24-60
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Rabbits. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.