Allium 'Medusa'. 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. PPAF.
Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.
The blossoms and foliage of all kinds of Alliums are edible since they members of the leek-chive-garlic family. Some taste quite strong but others offer a more delicate flavor. Try adding them to salads, soups, stir frys, and Mexican dishes.
MATURE HEIGHT: 20-24".
MATURE SPREAD: 24".
HARDINESS ZONES: 4,5,6,7,8.
FLOWER: Mid to late season.
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to part sun.
SIZE SHIPPED: 2.5" pot.
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