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Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium
Common name rattlesnake master
Family apiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers white
Size 2-3 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes drought tolerant once established
From seed self-seeds in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly September

Upright bluish-green spiky leaves, pom-pom flowers in late summer. Grows from strong tap-roots, and does not like to be transplanted.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Read about all the eryngium species in our garden

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from AHS '99/'00 exchange. 70F (14d) - 35F (14d) - 70F (33%G, starting 12d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (75%G, starting 4d)

Four weeks cold conditioning appears to be about right.

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