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Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum

Regular price $9.00

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Phonetic: AL-ee-um SAIR-new-um

Nodding Onion in renowned for the unique orientation of its flowers: the umbels face downward, "nodding" towards the ground. Pom-poms of star-like blossoms dangle from each hooked stem, blooming in shades of cream, pale pink, and light lavender. This tendency gives pollinating bees a priority because they are not fazed by gathering nectar and pollen while hanging upside-down. This plant is easy to grow and will gradually spread by seed and bulb offshoots in suitable sites. Plant in mass for a stunning display.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-8
  • Native: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full To Partial Sun
  • Flower Color:  Pink
  • Bloom Time:  July, August
  • Soil Type:  Moist to Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  1.5'H, 1'W
  • Plant Spacing:  1'
  • Host Plant:  
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Advantages: Cut flower, deer resistant, drought tolerant, dried flower
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly gardens, mass planting, meadows, perennial borders, rock gardens
  • Companion Plants:  Butterfly Weed, New York Fern, Purple Coneflower