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Allium cernuum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AL-ee-um SER-new-um
Description

Nodding Onion is a perennial bulb in the lily family that is found in open woodlands around shale outcrops in the low elevation mountains. It is drought-tolerant once established and easy to grow. Its native habitat is rocky outcrops and dry woodlands.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#native bulb#food source bulbs#bird friendly#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#native bulb#food source bulbs#bird friendly#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Allium
    Species:
    cernuum
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 16 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 1 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from August to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Pink and white flowers bloom from June to August.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds