Nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum)
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Nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum)

Nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum)

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Pale-pink flower clusters about 2 inches wide are borne at the end of nodding stalks about 2 feet tall. Plants remained short in their third year of growth, leaves grew to about 6 inches tall. Plants bloomed throughout August. This species was one of the least attractive to natural enemies in the mid season, with similar numbers of natural enemies as in the grass control.

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Wet to Moist

Soils: Loam, Clay, Muck

Height: 1-1.5 ft.

Bloom Time: July-August

Color: Purple

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Butterflies, Pollinators, Rain Gardens

Other: Edible flowers, mild onion flavor.

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