Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum

Also called Lady's Leek

  • Best described as a dangling cyme of little florets
  • Flowers are commonly pink and sometimes white
  • Flowers mature into fruit opening to show glossy dark seeds
  • The edible bulb, with a strong flavour, produces grass-like leaves with the flowers
  • Found on ledges, gravel or wooded slopes
  • Suitable for rooftop plantings
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer



45-60 cm

25-30 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Dependable and very drought-tolerant plant, self-seeding freely. Prune spent flowers back to promote fresh growth and contain seeding. Full sun gives the best showing.

Additional Notes about Nodding Onion:

Native to Ontario