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Eryngium aquaticum - Marsh rattlesnake-master

Native Wetland Plants

Eryngium aquaticum

Marsh Rattlesnake-master

More About Marsh Rattlesnake-master

  • Special value to native bees

Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh rattlesnake-master, is an attractive silver blue flowering perennial that is widely underused in sunny poorly drained or wetland areas. Eryngium aquaticum stands 3-4’ tall and blooms in mid to late summer. Marsh rattlesnake-master’s silver green foliage in combo with it's silvery blue flower is a wonderful companion plant with Lobelia siphilitica and Pannicum virgatum. Tolerates fun sun to partial shade.

Bloom Color

Silver

Eryngium aquaticum Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Blue
Green
Silver
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Specimen
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
6
7
8
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