Rattlesnake Master Eryngium


Rattlesnake Master Eryngium

Eryngium yuccifolium 3-6' tall. Shimmering globe-thistle-like 1" greenish-white flowerheads with feathered silvery-green bracts on smooth stiff stems surrounded by sharply cut leathery foliage. Emits a subtle honey-like scent during the heat of the day.

This North American native exhibits a rare and beautiful silhouette wherever it grows. Fabulous for cutflower production—an excellent bouquet-builder, providing good structure for arrangements. Attracts numerous types of long- and short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths and beetles.

Self-seeds freely over time. Plants tend to open up and sprawl if grown in rich soils or in anything less than full sun. Forms a taproot and is best left undisturbed once established. Plant 18–24" apart in full sun and well-drained sandy soil. MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)

697 Rattlesnake Master
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.