Allium cernuum is a light pink nodding onion native to BC that is extremely hardy, edible, and deer resistant.
The very hardy Allium cernuum has light pink nodding flowers in June/July with narrow chive-like leaves. All parts of the plant are edible and purportedly able to reduce cholesterol. They will self-seed gently to increase the clump and are resistant to deer. They are also popular with lots of pollinators.
Common Name: Nodding Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average, Drought Tolerant
Stem Colour: Burgundy
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Dry to mesic rocky bluffs, grassy slopes, meadows and open forests in the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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