Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
    Carrot Family
    This visually striking plant can reach up to 5’ tall and 4’ wide if healthy and happy. The globe shaped flowers are a unique white-blue that bloom and bloom. They are a favorite of wasps and are known in general to be a top pollinator plant. This is one you really should plant in full sun as the heavy flowering stalks are prone to flopping. Planting in lean soil will also help prevent this. Tolerates dry to moist soil. Use as a specimen plant, or if you have room, try planting several together for a pollinator-palooza. Looks great with grasses, purple coneflowers, and blazing stars.
    Blooms: White-blue, 4-6 weeks, June-July
    Leaves: Silver, blue, green, stiff, lanceolate, 2’ long, evergreen basal foliage
    Height: 3-5’
    Space: 3-4’
    Soil: Average-Dry-Moist
    Exposure:  Full Sun
    Fauna: Very diverse range of pollinators, incredible pollinator plant
    Seeds: Spiky seed heads contain numerous brown seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 4-9
    Native Status: NC Native, uncommon across the state
    Provenance: GA, seed grown