Allium cernuum - Wild Nodding Onion
Wild Nodding Onion
Narrow, grass-like foliage forms a clump and gives rise to flower stems that stand well above the foliage with nodding umbels of small pink to lilac-pink flowers from August thru September. Tolerant of the rockiest of soil, this plant is a nectar source for butterflies and drought resistant.
- Onion scented foliage resists deer feeding
- Drought resistant and thrives in rough soils
- Long blooming and a butterfly magnet
- Can be massed to reclaim rocky areas
- Easy to grow and nearly pest-free
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Best grown in average to moist, well-drained soils.