Nodding Onion


Allium cernuum

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Medium
  • Loam

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Enjoy a pretty ball of star-like white flowers blooming in mid-summer. The delicate hanging flowers reflect the name "nodding" onion. This species is best planted in clusters. Its flowers are pollinated by small short-tongued bees. Nodding Onion prefers full sun locations and to be grown with other plants of similar size or non-competitive nature.

Eating bulbs and leaves raw in large quantities is not recommended, but they do make an excellent seasoning in cooked food. This plant dies back to a bulb in the late summer.

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 1.5 feet

Mature Spread: 1 foot

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