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Nodding Wild Onion

Nodding Wild Onion

Allium cernuum

Height: 1 - 1.5'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Color: Pink

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion, Lady's Leek

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

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Description

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) is a 1′ – 1.5′ perennial bulb that grows naturally in dry woods, rock outcroppings, and prairies. It has thin, flat, grass-like leaves, and the tiny bell-shaped white-pink flowers bloom on a nodding 2″ cluster atop a single flowering stem (hence the common name). These flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other native pollinators, making it an excellent addition to any native pollinator garden. The leaves, bulbs, and bulblets of Nodding Wild Onion are edible in small quantities and can be used in place of cultivated onions.

Conservation Status: categorized as threatened in Minnesota.


 

Additional information

Height

1 – 1.5'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

June to August

Bloom Color

Pink

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion, Lady's Leek

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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