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Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’
Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’
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Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’

Hidcote Nodding Onion

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.032.060

A large-flowered selection of one of our native North American ornamental onions. This forms a low tuft of grassy leaves, bearing taller stems with nodding heads of rosy-lilac bells in early summer. Adapts to sun or part shade, and a wide range of soil types. Nice in the rock garden or perennial border. Dried seedheads remain attractive well into the winter. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993). Easily divided in spring or fall, if desired. Plants may also self sow. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and also good as a cutflower. Sometimes listed as A. cernuum major.

Further details for
Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’

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
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   30-45 cm
   12-18 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.