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Allium cernuum


Allium cernuum is a light pink nodding onion native to BC that is extremely hardy, edible, and deer resistant.

The very hardy Allium cernuum has light pink nodding flowers in June/July with narrow chive-like leaves. All parts of the plant are edible and purportedly able to reduce cholesterol. They will self-seed gently to increase the clump and are resistant to deer. They are also popular with lots of pollinators.

Common Name: Nodding Onion


Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Burgundy

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry to mesic rocky bluffs, grassy slopes, meadows and open forests in the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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