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Allium cernuum (Nodding wild onion)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium cernuum

Other names

Nodding wild onion

Genus

Allium 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

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Onion rot Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back leaves only when they ahave completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Allium cernuum

Other names

Nodding wild onion

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

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

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Cut back leaves only when they ahave completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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