Allium Nodding Onion Seeds

Allium Nodding Onion Seeds

Allium cernuum

Item #1801

Perennial. Onions in the flower garden? This showy ornamental onion brightens the garden with clusters of nodding flowers above flattened, mid-green leaves. Both the leaves and edible flowers have the typical onion scent. Plants are highly adaptable in the garden, thriving in sun or shade, moist soils or dry, water-wise landscapes. Use to attract bees and butterflies in borders, wildflower gardens or meadow plantings. Perennial in USDA zones 4 to 8.
Deer resistant.


Full sun to
part shade

Blooms late spring to summer

1 ½' to 2'

Days to Emerge:
14 - 30 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
4 seeds every

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 8"

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, or late fall for germination the following spring.

When to start inside: 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Germination may improve if seed receives a cold treatment. (Instructions inside packet.)

Artist: Carolyn Crawford


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