Nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum)
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
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: Butterflies, Pollinators, Rain Gardens
Other: Edible flowers, mild onion flavor.
USDA Plant Profile