Eryngium ravenelii 'Charleston Blues'

Ravenel's Swamp Rattlesnake Master

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Item #: 13008

Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(aka: Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii) Eryngium ravenelii is one of those wonderful southeast natives that you wonder why everyone doesn't grow. Shared by plant prodigy Dr. Patrick McMillan, Eryngium ravenelii forms a small basal rosette of 1' long linear leaves, which, starting for us in mid-August, is topped with 30" tall flowering stalks, each ending in branched antennae-like clusters of 6-10 blue fuzzy, thumb-sized ball flower heads...a superb pollinator plant. Eryngium ravenelii is critically imperiled in its native wetland alkaline habitat from South Carolina to northern Florida. Our offering is propagated from a Charleston County, South Carolina collection. In the garden, Eryngium ravenelii is easy to grow in moist to average moisture soils, that are near slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.