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Allium cernuum

Also called Lady's Leek


Photo property of NVK Holdings,Inc

Photo property of NVK Holdings,Inc

More About Allium cernuum

  • A bulb that produces grass-like leaves
  • Flowers are commonly pink and sometimes white
  • Flowers mature into fruit opening to show dark, shiny seeds
  • The bulb is edible and has a strong flavour
  • Found on ledges, gravel or wooded slopes
  • Suitable for rooftop plantings
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Nodding Onion Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dependable and very drought tolerant plant, self-seeding freely. Prune spent flowers back to promote fresh growth and contain seeding. Full sun gives the best showing.


Allium cernuum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Allium cernuum

Allium x 'Millenium'

Allium x 'Millenium'

Ornamental Onion