Allium Medusa

Ornamental Onion

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2019

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Plant Code: ALME

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Named after the Greek legend of Medusa for its snaky, twisty leaves and nodding cobra-like buds. In addition to the pleasing shape and texture of the 2 pom-poms of amethyst-purple flowers, gardeners are rewarded with its much-desired deer and rabbit resistance.

Captivating, fresh or dried, Ornamental Onions are perfect for an herb garden. Drought tolerant and long-lived.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20-24"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP28,701
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Allium General Information

Alliums as a genus are easy-to-grow and come in a palette of colors, heights, flower shapes and bloom times. They provide long-lasting flowers ideal for bouquets and are sunny summer performers. Flowers dry to tan, and have remained upright all winter here in NE Ohio. A. Medusa is not used for culinary purposes.

*Please note: We are not permitted to ship Alliums to Idaho or the Washington counties of Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant or Klickitat.

Allium Plant Care

Clumps may be lifted and divided in either spring or fall. Allium will tolerate most soils, but performs best in sandy soils. Add organic matter like compost to clay soils if needed to improve drainage and lighten the soil.