Rattlesnake Master Seeds

Rattlesnake Master produces unique white bristly flowers.

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$2.50

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Rattlesnake Master produces unique white bristly flowers. In the past, Rattlesnake Master was used medicinally by Native Americans as a diaphoretic and as a remedy for rattlesnake bites. James Adair, an 18th century Irish historian who lived and studied Native Americans for much of his life, recorded stories of warriors applying a preparation of this plant to their arms as protection from the ill effects of venom. More commonly, it was used to brew a medicinal tea. The roots have also been used to treat liver troubles.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

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Botanical Name Eryngium yuccifolium
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 3 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous, Silver/Gray
Other Details This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50