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Allium 'Medusa's Hair'


Allium 'Medusa's Hair' is an ornamental onion with snake-like, green foliage and purple flower spheres.

Allium 'Medusa's Hair' has crazy gray-green leaves that twist like a snake and the nodding buds look like snakes rising out of the foliage, hence the cultivar name. This effect gives way when the flowers open into beautiful spherical lavender-purple balls up to 2 inches wide. Ornamental onions provide a flower display unlike most other perennials and are useful for contrasting flower shapes in the garden. This is a clumping, non-bulbous, summer-blooming cultivar. Pollinator magnet. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Ornamental Onion

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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