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Allium 'Blue Eddy'

Item Code: perennial-allium-blue-eddy
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Ships As: Perennial Bareroot #1 Grade Alliums are charming plants for the rock or herb garden. When the foliage is bruised, it smells like onions since they are in the onion family. 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, 1.5" 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.
Height: 8-12 Inches Spread: 8-12 Inches Flower Color: Pink/Purple shades Foliage Color: Green shades Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8 Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant How fast should it grow?: Medium When should it bloom?: Late spring Early summer How's your soil?: Average Soil ATTRIBUTES: Border plants Container Cut flower or foliage Dried flower or seed heads Drought Tolerant Fragrant flowers or foliage Easy to grow HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Allium is easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It will tolerate periods of drought relatively well. This plant does set viable seed, so you can remove the spent flowers if you do not want it to reseed. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.