Allium cernuum Nodding Onion
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Nodding Onion
Height - 18 inFlower Color - pale pinkBlooms - July- AugustSun - Full sun/light shadeHardy Zone - 3 to 9Soil - Well drainedpH - 5.0 -6.0Family - Liliaceae Family (lily) Planting depth - 1/2 to 1 inch deep - works well in rock gardens Blooms second year - Divide bulbs -in early spring when plants become crowded Over the Years - Nodding Onions are a no fuss native plant, we haven't noticed them taking over like wild onions seem to do. You might miss this unassuming little allium if planted solo, so give them a "choir" and watch them it sing! All in a Name - Ever wonder why we name our nursery Nodding Onion Gardens? The answer is simple, it was my friend and Cleveland Metroparks retired naturalist Dave Dvorak's favorite native wildflower.
Wildlife Significance Nodding Onion
Deer - This plant is not desirable to deer
For more details visit the Illinois Wildflower website.