Thursday, 10 January 2013

Eryngium yuccifolium with Ornamental Grass

Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master) at Lovegrass Farm August 25, 2012 with Little Bluestem and Echinacea
Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master) at Lovegrass Farm in late summer
Eryngium yuccifolium on Aug. 12, 2012 with Echinacea
Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master) was a common plant of the tallgrass prairie & I Highly recommend it for anyone looking for plants to mix with their meadow grasses.  Its' bluish, gray-green leaves can extend to as much as 3 ft. long resembling those of yuccas.  Small greenish-white flowers tightly pack into globular 1 in. diameter balls resembling thistles atop stiff stems 3 - 4 ft. tall.  It prefers dryish sandy soils and is a Long Lived plant.

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