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Allium cernuum

nodding onion

Nodding onion is a uniquely charismatic garden plant, with sleek, gently curling leaves that give rise to stems of nodding pink flowers, forming mid-summer and persisting until August. As with most of the genus, this species emits a pleasant onion scent.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 8-14 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Pink

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Urban Environment
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Edible


North American Distribution


nodding onion - Allium cernuum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
nodding onion - Allium cernuum from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust