Eryngium yuccifolium 'Kershaw Blue'
Kershaw Blue Rattlesnake Master
Item #: 6588
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 54" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(syn: Eryngium yuccifolium A1SC-002) Eryngium 'Kershaw Blue' is a superb 2006 Plant Delights Nursery introduction, originating from a small population of Eryngium yuccifolium plants we spotted in 2002 along the road in Kershaw Co., South Carolina. Eryngiums aren't usually plants that stop your eye at 55 mph, but this cluster of four plants was so amazing, we came to a screeching halt, pretty sure we had discovered a new species. The wide, powder-blue leaves were certainly the most dramatic we'd ever seen on an Eryngium yuccifolium. In the garden, Eryngium 'Kershaw Blue' forms a stunning 2' tall x 30" wide basal clump, topped in July (NC) with 4.5' tall flower spikes of tan, alien-like flowers...a superb plant in the perennial border. Eryngium 'Kershaw Blue' is a stable seed strain, but is also virtually sterile unless you plant several clones nearby.