- 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|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple|
|Flower Description: Lilac-Pink|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|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|
|Scientific Name: ALLIUM CERNUUM|
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