Allium senescens Blue Twister

Corkscrew Allium

Allium senescens Blue Twister is beloved by gardeners because of its attractive blue-green corkscrew foliage and months long display of lavender-pink flowers. A low care perennial that is an excellent pollinator plant attracting bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Exclusive.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Containers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 12" tall 10" wide
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC014385

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Allium senescens Blue Twister is a High Country Gardens selection of Allium senescens. This cultivar was selected from a large group of seed-grown plants for its noticeably brighter, blue-green foliage. In the garden, 'Blue Twister' is very attractive with its distinctive corkscrew leaves and summer-long display of lavender-pink flowers (deadheading keeps the new flowers coming). Plant in among groundcovers that have gray foliage Cerastium, Marrubium, and Woolly Thyme are all good choices. An easy-to-grow plant in any garden soil. 12" tall x 10" wide (seed & division propagated).
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SKU
HC014385
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Corkscrew Allium
Botanical Name
Allium senescens Blue Twister
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
10" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Containers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Prohibited
Idaho
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Planting Guides

Planting and Growing Allium (Ornamental Onion) Plants

Allium (Ornamental Onion) is a large genus of culinary and ornamental plants with deep green folliage and excellent deer and rabbit resistance.

  • Bulb types are late spring/early summer bloomers that go summer dormant.
  • Late summer/early fall bloomers (like 'Millennium') are not bulbous and grow actively over the spring and summer months.
  • Plant in most any type of soil including clay, with full to part sun. Mulch with common mulch materials, such as bark, pine needles or gravel.
  • Allium prefers dry to moderate soil moisture once established.
  • Cut bulb-types to ground level when foliage begins to turn yellow in summer. Cut non-bulb types to the ground in fall.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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