Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy

 Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy'  swirling rosettes in morning light    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

In spring, the curling rosettes of blue-gray foliage on this selection are especially 
pleasing.  In subdued morning light or when catching moisture in a fine spring mist,
the rosettes appear mysteriously ghostly.

Unlike the typical (yet variable) plants under the name of Allium senescens
var. glaucum, this is a hybrid selection that is much lower growing, and with
more silvery growth, stronger swirling habit, and finer (more narrow) leaf
blades.  This cultivar begins blooming in September with nice light pink
blooms on 6-8" stems.  En masse, it makes a pretty groundcover.

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