senescens 'Blue Eddy
Photo by Mark
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
more silvery growth, stronger swirling habit, and finer (more narrow) leaf
blades. This cultivar begins blooming in September with nice light
blooms on 6-8" stems. En masse, it makes a pretty groundcover.
In this picture, taken in late afternoon sun glancing off the swirling
the leaves looks greener that in other pictures, as the leaf tips catch
sun. Observing the same plant in various light conditions can
affect the viewing experience; one of the joys of gardening.
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