Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Beautiful nodding flowers look great when massed on the border of a garden, or planted in a meadow. Early growing leaves provide a splash of green when most plants are still dormant and brown.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    18 inches
Blooms:    July, Aug
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    6-12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Great short plant for anywhere in the garden because it’s grass-like leaves start sprouting very early in the spring, providing color when most plants are still brown and dormant. Perfect for borders, even on sandy or gravely soil.

Companion Plants

Whorled Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Long-headed Coneflower
Prairie Dropseed
Star Sedge