Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) is a perennial that grows from an edible bulb. It produces soft, grass-like leaves and a leafless flowering stem that bends like a "shepherd's crook" with a cluster of white or pink flowers that nod toward the ground. It is a long-lived, super hardy plant that looks great in short prairie gardens or meadows, and the whole plant is edible with a mild oniony scent. The city of Chicago gets its name from the Algonquin Indian name for this plant, "chigagou," since wild onion grew profusely in that area.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Wet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 1' - 2'
Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Bloom Color: White, Pink
Bloom Time: July, August
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds
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