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Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum

American Beauties Native Plants

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$36.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Clusters of pastel lilac-pink bell-shaped flowers gently weep or nod, giving this beautiful and hardy plant its name. The flowers bloom from late spring until midsummer and grow on top of slender green stems and almost look like bursts of fireworks. Thin, narrow leaves are green and stay in place a bit longer after the flowers die back. Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum or Lady’s Leek is very easy to grow, and in the right conditions, it can gradually spread either by seeds or bulb offshoots. 

Plant Allium in groups to make a striking visual impact or use in beds or borders. This beauty is native to North America, so it will do very well with little if any care once it is acclimated. The flowers attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, so this plant is not just pretty to look at but also helps support the local ecosystem. Allium is deer-resistant, so this plant is a great option for gardeners who typically lose plants to hungry deer. The plant does give off a slight onion small after it is trimmed or if the foliage is bruised. Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum is a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 9.

Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum Care

Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum is drought-tolerant and prefers slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Let the soil mostly dry out before giving the plant water and plant in full to part sun. This plant will do best with some afternoon shade in very warm climates. 

Deadhead the blooms to prevent the plant from self-seeding. Wait until the foliage starts to die back before trimming the plant. Allium grows from bulbs, and the plant uses the foliage to stock the bulbs full of nutrients to support the next growing cycle.

Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum Spacing

This clump-forming mounding perennial will grow 12 to 18 inches tall. The Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum will spread 12 to 18 inches. Space plants 10 inches apart, but the plant will self-seed or propagate through offshoots with time. This Allium cultivar can be grown in a 16- to 18-inch container.

Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
Flower Description: Lilac-Pink
Bloom Period: Late Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Nodding Onion Allium Cernuum
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: ALLIUM CERNUUM
SKU:
1231009891-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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