Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium Seeds

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium Seeds

At maturity, the Rattlesnake Master Eryngium produces uniquely shaped beautiful white blooms that reach up to 4 feet high! This variety prefers moist soils and sites with full sun to partial shade. The Rattlesnake Master has been used medicinally by American Indians as a diaphoretic.
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Key Attributes

Sun
Sun: Full Sun
Packet
Packet: 100 Seeds
Days To Maturity (# Days)
Days To Maturity (# Days): 365
Botanical Name
Botanical Name: Eryngium yuccifolium

Product Details

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.15

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Plant Height

40-46"

Botanical Name

Eryngium yuccifolium

Seed Type

Seed

Additional Characteristics

Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms, Erosion Control

Seeds Per Gram

776

Seeds Per Pound

352,000

Packet

100 Seeds

Sow Depth

1/8"

Seeds Per Ounce

22,000

Breed

Open-pollinated

Sun

Full Sun

Uses

Cut Flowers

Life Cycle

Perennial

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Days To Maturity (# Days)

365

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Eryngium

Eryngium, also known as sea hollies, produce beautiful flowers that make a garden look unique and fascinating. They have spiny leaves and they bloom in clusters with teasel-like blossoms.

Before Planting: Sow Eryngium seeds indoors 10 to 16 weeks before the last frost. Light is required for the seeds to germinate, so do not cover them with soil. Harden the transplants off and move them outside after the last frost.

Planting: If Eryngium are sown directly into the garden, they may not bloom their first year. Prior to planting, use a warm stratification process for one month followed by cold stratification for one month, as well.

Watering: Eryngium does not require much watering, as it is drought tolerant and only needs to be watered during dry periods.

Fertilizer: Do not fertilize Eryngium as fertilizer can make the flowers spread and appear droopy.

Days to Maturity: Eryngium plants will bloom from July through September.

Harvesting: The plant’s flowers make excellent dried flowers as they keep their unique and vibrant color even after picked, and even after they have dried. The flowers should be cut when the cones are blue or white, depending on the variety.

Tips: once the flowers’ blooming period ends in the fall, cut the flowering stalks back, but leave the evergreen foliage.

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