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Nodding onion is a suitable perennial for woodlands and prairies.

Nodding onion is a suitable perennial for woodlands and prairies. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 4 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Found in rocky outcrops, dry woodlands and prairies, Allium cernuum produces delicate, gently nodding pink flowers.

This plant prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. It does best in sandy loams and is drought tolerant. Great for use in woods' edge and meadows. When cut or bruised, the plant will produce an oniony scent. We are sorry, but we have a No Advanced Order policy on this plant. 


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

8-10 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-10

Bloom Color:

Pink

Allium cernuum Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ALCE2