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Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy' (Ornamental Allium)

Allium 'Blue Eddy'


Reminiscent of swirling eddies of water, Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy' is a bulbous perennial forming a very compact clump of elegantly swirling, blue-gray to gray-green leaves. From late summer to early fall, profuse, rounded umbels, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), tightly packed with pale lilac pink flowers are borne atop leafless stems just above the attractive foliage. The flowers are both long-lasting and excellent as cut flowers. A charming addition to the rock or herb gardens.

  • Grows up to 8-12 in. tall and wide (20-30 cm). This Allium will spread in the by short fleshy rhizomes and by self-seeding.
  • Thrives in fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. This Allium is drought tolerant.
  • Lovely in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, and containers. To achieve an impressive visual effect, plant in clusters.
  • Known for attracting bees, butterflies, ​moths, and other pollinators, but deer ignore it.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails, onion white rot, and downy mildew.
  • Deadheading spent flowers before seed sets will help control undesired spread and promote stronger bloom for the following year.
  • Propagate by seed or by division during spring or autumn.
  • Allium senescens is native to Europe, and northern Asia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Allium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 8" – 12" (20cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Allium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 8" – 12" (20cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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