Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Photo/Illustration: 
Mark McDonough
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Nodding onion (Allium cernuum)
Genus:  Allium
This plant produces open clusters of pinkish purple, droplet-shaped flowers along drooping, arching 2-foot-tall stems. Its foliage is bluish green.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  The most remarkable feature of the nodding onion is its adaptability. It will grow in almost any situation, from full sun to deep shade.
Care:  Best grown in full sun and dry to medium, well-drained soil. Tolerates shade as well, especially in hot climates. 
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring in containers or in situ. Divide clump-forming plants in spring.
Problems:  Bulb rot in damp conditions. Onion fly and thrips.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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