Allium senescens ‘Blue Eddy’

(Blue Eddy ornamental onion)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

This selection was named for its attractive, pinwheel-like rosettes of blue-grey to grey-green foliage which resemble “small swirling eddies of water”.  It forms a very compact clump of strongly swirling leaves which range a bit in color depending on the season and sunlight.

From late summer into early fall, 1½” rounded clusters of light lilac pink flowers stand atop leafless stems like lollipops. Be sure to plant them where they won’t be hidden under larger plants.

Description

Easily grown in rich, sandy to gritty, dry to medium moisture, well-drained loams in full sun. Plants form dense, slowly-spreading clumps over time. They perform best in dry, sunny areas of the garden. Established plantings have good drought tolerance. Plant new bulbs 2-4″ deep in fall. Established plants may be divided in fall. Bulbils that may form in the umbel may also be planted in fall. Plants may self-seed in the garden. Deadhead flowers before seed sets to help control any unwanted spread.

Additional information

Common Name

Blue Eddy ornamental onion

Botanical Name

Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

8-12"

Width

8-12"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Blue -green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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