Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion
Medusa Ornamental Onion

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 1-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

TWISTY LEAVES LIKE THE SNAKE HAIR OF MEDUSA, WITH PURPLE FLOWER POPS

FEATURES:

  • Clusters of rounded amethyst-purple flowers bloom in mid-summer for many weeks
  • Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers as well
  • Lush chartreuse green-silver grass like foliage
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Medusa Ornamental Onion

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Allium x 'Medusa' PP28,701

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Why the Medusa Ornamental Onion?

This isn't the Greek monster Medusa, but the ornamental onion that has twisty leaves like the feared Medusa's hair. Don't let this allium scare you, it's only around to provide purple bloom clusters to your landscape. Great for bees and butterflies, Medusa will only bring in the visitors you want, and is resistant to pests such as deer. A distinctive plant in your landscape, Medusa will excite and not frighten!

Onions belong to a genus (Allium) that includes familiar edibles like garlic, chives, shallots, and so much more. There are around 850 species of Alliums globally, nearly all of them native to the Northern Hemisphere. Many have in typical musky-smelling foliage and uniquely arranged flower heads that form globes or starburst patterns. Millenium was bred in 2000 (hence the name) by Mark “The Onion Man” McDonough of Pepperell, Massachusetts. McDonough is an architect by trade and an amateur gardener on the side with a passion for ornamental onions. Millenium is one of his finest introductions.

How to use in the landscape?

No need to be frightened, Medusa Ornamental Onion is here to please, not harm! Medusa is a fast-growing perennial that sends up round balls of purple blooms that are long-lasting and perfect for a tabletop bouquet! Alliums are great drought-tolerant plants that have shown to be long-living.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 1-2' tall

    Mature Width: 1-2' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 1-2' apart

    Photo Credit: ©Walters Gardens, Inc® Medusa Ornamental Onion

How To Plant

Plant Medusa Ornamental Onion in a site in the all-day sun; afternoon shade may be a good idea in very hot climates. Medusa grows best in light (sandy), free-draining soils. It has average to low water needs, withstanding periods of drought once established. Most border situations suit it well, and it is at home in the rock garden, too. To use the flowers in arrangements, cut them as soon as they open, and they’ll last a long time in the water. Diseases and insect pests are rarely a problem with this carefree Spirit; deer and rabbits avoid the aromatic foliage as well.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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