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Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion

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Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)

This is one of the most attractive of our native alliums. Pure white to light pink flowers are suspended on two foot tall stalks in late summer. A great choice for short prairie meadows and sunny borders, Nodding Onion will thrive in any moderately rich soil, from rocky hillsides to damp clay. Increases vegetatively, and can be divided in early spring.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
6-15 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Pink


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Plant in masses for a stunning late summer effect! Also works well in containers.

Good Companions
June Grass (Koeleria cristata), Eastern Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa), Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Containers
Fresh Cut Flower

USFS MO Ecological Map