Allium 'Medusa' Ornamental Onion



Allium x 'Medusa' has narrow, twisty tall grass-like leaves that set off tall round stems of light purple, 1 3/4"-2" spherical clusters of flowers in late summer. The snaky foliage produces a typical onion scent when cut or bruised. As with the other Allium, 'Medusa' is a magnet for butterflies and honeybees.

Allium x 'Medusa' prefers full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. This is a drought tolerant, deer resistant, easy to grow, bulbous perennial.


  • Common Names: Ornamental Onion
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to low moisture, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: 28701

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days on either a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.