Heidi’s Sneak Peak – #3 – “Blue Eddy” Allium

Allium senescens ‘Blue Eddy’ Ornamental Onion

Sneak a Peek at this little lovely!  ‘Blue Eddy’ forms compact clumps of swirling, grey-green foliage that resembles swirling eddies of water.  1.5” lilac pink round flower clusters bloom from late summer into fall.

Surprisingly ornamental onions are often overlooked.  Their disease resistance, versatility and hardiness make them a very low maintenance and easy to grow perennial!  They will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Once established they can be relatively drought tolerant.  Excellent in rock gardens and border plantings. ‘Blue Eddy’ matures at 8-12” Tall and wide.  A nice, compact plant.  It attracts butterflies but not deer and their drumstick style flowers are great for use as fresh cuts or for drying. 

 

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens

Photos courtesy Walters Gardens

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens

Photo courtesy Walters Gardens

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