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Ornamental Onion

Allium 'Medusa' PP028701

This plant forms a low mound of grey-green narrow foliage with leaves that twist slightly at the end, with purple flowers on top.

This ornamental onion carries snaky, twisty leaves that are reminiscent of the snakes that adorned the head of the famous gorgon. Medusa forms a low mound of grey-green, narrow foliage that twists at the ends. The nodding flower buds mimic snakes at the tips of the stems until they straighten up to form rounded clusters of light purple flowers. Medusa is similar in flower color and foliage to Allium Blue Eddy, however, it is much larger in form. Deer and rabbit resistant, drought tolerant, and long lived, these are perfect ornamental onions for any garden.


Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

20-24 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone


Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-72° F with high light keeping evenly moist. Allium have low fertility needs and require no pinching, but can be sheared to 3" and allowed to re-flush. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions. Protect from late season frost.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.