Nodding Onion

Allium cercum

I planted 4 or 5 of these Northwest natives along a low point of our ‘creek’. I’m hoping these self-seed in that area – so far the look great with the purple heucheras I transplanted along with them.

    • Light Requirement

    Nursery Tag

    Light Requirement: Sun Soil Moisture: Moist Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2) Soil Description: Humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soils. Conditions Comments: Nodding onion is most effectively planted in small groups. Plants benefit from being divided every third year or when 8-10 bulbs appear in the clump. Some Allium species can become weedy in warmer climates. Deer resistant

    Gardener's Log

    06/2020: Planted on north side of the creek bend next to doug fir.

    Nodding onion plants in a sloped garden bed with boulders.

    Photo taken June 2023. Self-sown nodding onion among ladies mantle and salal.

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