If you looking for an interesting plant that can tolerate full sun. This is the plant for you. It is a member of the carrot family and naturally grows in the tall grass prairie. The flowers are white and bristly or prickly. The flowers are used by native bees, skippers, moths flies and beetles.
The overall color of the Rattlesnake master is whitish green. The leaves resemble those of a yucca plant hence its botanical name. It grows from a tap root so it can tolerate some drought. The plant flowers mid to late summer and the seed heads persist into the winter.
Rattlesnake Master is deer resistant. It’s a good cut flower. It can be used in meadow garden, perennial gardens, boarder gardens and anyplace you need something interesting. It grows 2 to 5 feet tall and aboutb2 feet wide.
Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake Master
- Whitish gray plant
-Attracts a wide variety of insects
- Dought tolerant
-Zone: 4 to 9
-Height: 2 to 4 feet tall