Allium cernuum - Wild Nodding Onion

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Butterfly Friendly Full Sun Deer Resistant Bird Friendly

Wild Nogging Onion
Allium cernuum

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

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts




Best in average to moist, well-drained soils


Mature Size: 12-18in. Tall x 8-12in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade


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