Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) [AL-ee-um SIR-new-um]

Other Names Allium cernuum (NGN), Allium cernuum 70 Plugs, N, Allium cernuum, Allium cernuum 1 Gal.
Family Amaryllidaceae
Description

Allium, is a large genus of onion- or garlic-scented bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). Allium species are found in most regions of the world. Several are important food crops, including the onion (Allium cepa), garlic (A. sativum), chive (A. schoenoprasum), and leek (A. porrum), and some are cultivated as ornamental border plants.

Allium species are characterized by pungent linear leaves and flowers with six petals. Many arise from bulbs or rhizomes, and most are perennials. The flowers are frequently borne in spherical flower clusters and produce black seeds in dry capsule fruits. Some plants reproduce asexually from bulbils in the flower head.

Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Upright, Clump-forming
Mature Size 8 - 18 inches tall. 3 - 10 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium: Alliums are drought tolerant and watering of plants grown in the ground is not usually necessary. Plants dislike summer irrigation because this may cause the bulbs to rot. Alliums grown in containers will need regular watering, but make sure the compost does not become waterlogged.
Zones 4a - 8b
Tags Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Blooms for 4 Weeks or More, Border, Butterfly Garden, Clay Soil, Container, Cottage Garden, Cut Flower, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Toleran, Eclectic Garden, Extended Blooms, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Groundcover, Loamy Soil, Low Maintenance, Mass, Most Popular, Naturalizing, Non-Allergenic, Normal Soil, Perennial, Poor Soil, Rabbit Resistant, Sandy Soil, Showy Flowers, Thornless, Well-Drained Soil, Woodland Garden
Bloom Period June to August
Flower Color Pink, Purple, White
Foliage Color Green
 
Data Sheets
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