Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion

  • North U.S. native wildflower
  • Low grassy clump, bearing upright stems with tiny bell-shaped clusters of soft pink to lilac flowers in late spring.
  • Foliage dies back in late summer

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Foliage Color
Sun/ Part Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Additional Information about Allium cernuum

Host to the Hairstreak Butterfly Caterpillar

Found in prairies, rocky outcrops and at the edge of dry open woodlands in the Eastern and Western United States and Canada.