Species Name:  Allium cernuum

Common Name: Nodding Pink Onion

Zone: 3 to 9  

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to moist preferred but will readily tolerate dryer soils.

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Moderately poor to Rich

pH: N/A

Bloom Time: July - August

Habit: Nodding onion is a long-lived 12 to 18 tall plant with slender grass like leaves.
It thrives in any moderate to rich soil but can readily tolerate dryer conditions of prairies,
open woods and rocky outcrops. The lilac pink flower heads are produced in late summer
and attract various species of bees for pollination.  It can be propagated from bulb offshoots
and from the numerous tiny black seeds that readily germinate. 
All parts of the plants exhibit an onion like odor that deters browsing by deer and rabbits.

Allium cernuum

Allium Cernuum