2 thoughts on “Rattlesnake Master rules the winter garden

  1. One of my favorite plants. The Butterfly House has (or had anyway) a grouping of it with a background of Switchgrass. Stunning!

    When we revisited our first landscape challenge winner a few weeks after planting the homeowner told me her kids were learning the names of every plant. “Their favorite is the Ratlesnake Master.”

  2. I think it’s a beautiful plant year round. When in bloom in summer it is visited by a number of butterflies and natives bees wasps and other insects. The sturdy stems will last all winter holding the seed heads upright. I have had good success with them self seeding too. The seed heads serve as “salt shakers” and distribute the seed as the wind blows. I planted three plugs about three years ago and have about a dozen plants now.

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