Allium Medusa, Ornamental Onion
Allium Medusa, Ornamental OnionAllium Medusa, Ornamental Onion

Allium Medusa, Ornamental Onion

A wicked delight, Medusa Ornamental Onion, Allium, will mesmerize you with its it’s a snaky, twisty foliage. Its seductive nodding buds look like snakes at the tips of the stems, before they straighten to form large round clusters of light amethyst purple blossoms. This creature is adored for its profusion of flowers and ease of care. Its fascinating clump of wavy, glossy green, thick and strappy leaves emit a slight smell of onion when crushed.

Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers’ sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty. An ideal choice for mass plantings.

Plant in full sun in average to rich soil. 

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Allium Medusa

Common Name

Ornamental Onion

Bloom Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

20-24″

Width

10-15″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flower, Fragrant, Mass Plantings

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Fertile, Poor

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

5-8

Height Search

12-24″

Genus

Allium

Plant Type

Perennial