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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
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
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