Nodding Onion


Allium cernuum

Out of Stock for 2023. Please check back in March 2024.

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: loam
Mature Height: 1.5 feet
Mature Spread: 1 foot

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Enjoy a pretty ball of star-like white flowers blooming in mid-summer. Delicate hanging flowers reflect the name “nodding” onion. Best planted in clusters. Flowers are pollinated by small short-tongued bees. Prefers full sun locations and to be grown with other plants of similar size or non-competitive nature.

Bulbs and leaves are not recommended to eat raw in large quantities, but make an excellent seasoning in cooked food. Dies back to a bulb in the late summer.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 2 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements



Bees, Butterflies

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