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Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Allium cernuum

Other names: Nodding wild onion

Genus: Allium

Species: A. cernuum - A. cernuum is an upright, clump-forming perennial with delicate arching heads of pink, pendulous flowers in summer.


Allium cernuum is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Scented leaves

Habit: Erect, Spreading

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs

Specific diseases: Onion rot

General care

Pruning: Cut back leaves only when they ahave completely died down.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation: Grows in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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