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Allium cernuum 'White Dwarf'


Allium cernuum 'White Dwarf' is a compact form of the BC native with exquisite, pure white flowers on shyly nodding heads to 8-10 in. high.

Allium cernuum 'White Dwarf' is a compact, white form of the BC native with exquisite, pure white flowers on shyly nodding heads to 8-10 in. high. The foliage persists after flowering and bulbs will naturalize well. Pollinators love them. Benefits from afternoon shade when grown in hot summer climates. An unusual little gem. Few plants can offer the unique forms of ornamental onions.

Common Name: Nodding Onion

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Rocky bluffs, grassy slopes, meadows and open forests in lowland through subalpine zones. With rare exception, Alliums are native to the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Most enjoy sun and dry, well drained mineral soils.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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