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Allium 'Medusa'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This ornamental onion has snaky, twisty leaves that will remind you of the snake hair from the Medusa legend. ‘Medusa’ forms a low mound of grey-green, narrow foliage with leaves the twist slightly at the end. The nodding buds look like snakes at the tips of the stems, before they straighten to form 1¾-2” rounded clusters of light amethyst purple flowers. Similar in flower color and flower foliage to ‘Blue Eddy’, but in a much larger form.

Alliums are charming plants for the rock or herb garden. When the foliage is bruised, it smells like onions since they are in the onion family. Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers’ sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.

 


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Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24"

Good Companions

Other full sun perennials and shrubs.

Plant Height

20-24"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

well drained


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Very hard and showy.

Bloom Time

May - June

Critter Resistance

rabbit and deer

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

fast (perennial)

Seasonal Interests

spring, summer, fall