Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum

  • 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


Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 8-10 in
Zone: 4-8
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes 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.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies
» Attracts Pollinators

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant
» Squirrel Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green

Exposure:

» Sun/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring
» Summer