Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master

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2-5 feet tall
Full Sun
Blooms August to October
Dry to Medium Site
Appox. 45 seeds per pack


Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) adds so much character to the garden! It belongs to the same family as celery and carrots and the stem has a carrot like fragrance when crushed. Rattlesnake master is native to Southern Ontario and the Central United States, but is hardy up to zone 3 and its range is projected to expand North as a result of climate change.

Growing Instructions

Cold, moist stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at 1/8 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.


Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.