Hinton Ampner Garden

Eryngium paniculatum

Rattlesnake's Master


The Walled Garden


A hardy evergreen perennial with sword-shaped, spiny-edged, blue-grey leaves and branched stems, up to 1.7m bearing small, egg-shaped white flower-heads in late summer,

Site and Care:

Grow in dry, well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil, of any type, in full sun. Cut back after flowering. Protect from winter wet. Propagate by seed or division in early spring.