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Allium 'Medusa'

Allium

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL sun to MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

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 1.75-2" rounded clusters of light amethyst purple flowers. Similar in flower color and flower foliage to ‘Blue Eddy’, but in a much larger form.

Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.


Height

20-24"

Spread

24"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Allium Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant