Nodding Pink Onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding Pink Onion is long-lived, super hardy and looks great in short prairie gardens and meadows. Plant this native allium in masses for a stunning late summer effect. Nodding Pink Onion does best in full or partial sun, and moist to medium conditions …

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30350-03 / 10350
Plants 3" Pots Sold Out
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Seeds 7,700 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $12.00
1/2 Oz $18.00
Oz $30.00
Lb $450.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color White, Pink
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 6" - 1'
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Bulb
Benefits Pollinators, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 7700
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Allium cernuum is easily recognized by its arching stem and delicate flower umbel. The nodding flower dangles from a single stem that rises above a cluster of grass-like foliage. The bloom color can vary quite a bit, from whitish to pink or lilac, and the individual stems of the umbel are typically a burgundy color. The flower clusters attract a range of pollinators, but especially bumble bees, which are more adept at gathering nectar and pollen from the required upside-down position.

Easy to grow under average garden conditions Nodding Pink Onion is long-lived, super hardy and looks great in short prairie gardens and meadows. Plant this native allium in masses for a stunning late summer effect or mingled in a matrix of Fox Sedge. Allium cernuum does best in full sun, and moist to medium conditions, including damp clay. Plants will spread more readily in a moist setting and less so on a drier site. As part of the onion family, herbivores such as rabbits and deer tend to steer clear of this plant.