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Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum
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Allium cernuum

Nodding Wild Onion

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.032.050

One of our North American native wildflowers, this ornamental onion is an easy and reliable plant for edging the border, the rock garden or lightly shaded woodland. Plants form a low grassy clump of leaves, bearing upright stems with nodding clusters of soft pink to lilac flowers in early summer. Nice for cutting. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring or fall. Self-sown seedlings may also be moved while still small. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established.

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Allium cernuum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.