Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy

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

Photo by Mark McDonough

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.

In this picture, taken in late afternoon sun glancing off the swirling foliage,
the leaves looks greener that in other pictures, as the leaf tips catch the
sun.  Observing the same plant in various light conditions can greatly
affect the viewing experience; one of the joys of gardening.

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