Blue Eddy Allium

Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy'

Known for its tall lilac-blue flower clusters and thin, strap-like foliage, this ornamental variety of garlic is also compact with a vigorous growth habit. The striking blooms are a fabulous addition to sunny borders, beds, rock gardens, and patio containers. An exquisite cut flower, fresh or dried.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationAL-ee-um sen-ESS-enz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHummingbird Mint (Agastache); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Cranesbill (Geranium)

Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, tolerates drier conditions. Remove old, faded foliage before new growth appears in spring. Clumps may be divided in either spring or fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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