Nodding Onion gets its name from its pom-pom shaped flower that droops towards the ground when in bloom. It is easily recognized by the distinctive arch at the top of the stem. The flower clusters attract a range of pollinators, but especially bees. Nodding Onion is easy to grow, very hardy and is deer resistant due to its strong smell when crushed.
Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum
Size: 12-18" tall & wide.
Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Part Sun, Prefers Moist Soils
Features: Wetland/ Raingarden plant. Edible. Drought tolerant. Showy pink blooms June-July. Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.
Natural Habitat: Coastal areas, forest understory
Companion Plants: Douglas Spirea, Slough Sedge, Dogowood, Fringecup, Goatsbeard, Salmonberry.