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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.
Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.
Hardiness Zone:4 - 8
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.
Allium 'Medusa' Characteristics
- Mass Plant
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Drought Tolerant
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs