Northeast Pollinator Plants
Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Nodding Onion
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbird
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: June - August
Flower Color: Pink
Notes: Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion, produces nodding clusters of downward facing pink umbels and sword-like foliage, a striking addition to a naturalizing garden. Nodding onion will self-seed, so can removed seed heads if wanting to minimize the spread. Please note, Alliums are considered toxic for cattle, horse and human children.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Colletes kincaidii (Kincaid's Cellophane bee)
Hoplitis albifrons (White-Fronted Small-Mason bee)
Native to: NY state and much of the US, except New England. Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).