Allium cernuum Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion

A fun Missouri native perennial, Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum, brings to the garden charming clusters of tiny bell shaped pink flowers that arch over strong stems and thick, grass-like foliage. Flowers appear all summer long enticing butterflies to the garden. Although it has been used in the past for cooking, it does not have any culinary value. Its foliage goes dormant in late summer. Easy to grow in average to dry soil in full sun to light shade. Prefers a break from the hot afternoon sun.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Allium cernuum

Common Name

Nodding Onion

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

12-18″

Width

4-6″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Black Walnut, Deer, Drought

Soil

Average, Dry, Moist, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

4-8

Height Search

12-24″

Genus

Allium

Plant Type

Perennial