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NODDING PINK ONION FLOWER SEEDS - Allium cernuum - Edible Perennial Cold Hardy Zones 3 - 9

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0.10 LBS
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Packet Size;               40 Seeds

BIG PACK Size;   1,000 Seeds


Allium cernuum, known as nodding wild onion and lady's leek, is a perennial plant in the genus Allium.

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

It has an unsheathed slender conic bulb which gradually tapers directly into several keeled grass-like leaves (2–4 mm wide). Each mature bulb bears a single flowering stem, which terminates in a downward nodding umbel of white or rose flowers. Nodding onion blooms in July or August. The flowers mature into spherical crested fruits which later split open to reveal the dark shiny seeds. This plant does not have bulblets in the inflorescence. This plant grows in dry woods, rock outcroppings, and prairies. It is native to North America from New York to British Columbia south to Virginia and Kentucky and south in the mountains. The bulb is edible and has a strong onion flavor.

Interesting Notes

Easy to identify by its distinctive, nodding, pastel lilac-pink flowers, Nodding Onion survives in challenging sites. Native to the US, this diminutive 1-2' Allium thrives on rocky outcrops, dry woodlands, and bone dry prairies. In the garden tuck a handful here and there, among rockery, in the woodland popping up through Carex foliage, nestled up against a tree trunk, or in the sunny rock garden. It readily reseeds. If this is not desired, deadhead when the flowers fade.

Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Full sun in moist, average or dry soil. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Will tolerate light shade, but will give best show in full sun.

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