Allium cernuum / Nodding Onion


Nodding onion is a perennial herb found on dry, rocky slopes and banks. Its nodding umbels of white to lavender blooms attract bumblebees. Its edible onion-flavor bulbs were a traditional food.

In gardens, it can be utilized as a showy low herb near borders and in rock gardens. It reproduces clonally from bulb offsets.

Height: <1′ tall       Blooms: June, July, August

Siting: Well-drained to moist soil, sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Allium cernuum Native Range Map

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