Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum

Also called Lady's Leek

  • A bulb that produces grass-like leaves
  • Flowers are commonly pink and sometimes white
  • Flowers mature into fruit opening to show glossy dark seeds
  • The bulb is edible and has a strong flavour
  • Found on ledges, gravel or wooded slopes
  • Suitable for rooftop plantings
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
45-60 cm

SPREAD:
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

THESE PLANTS ARE

suitable subtitutions for Allium cernuum