Nodding Wild Onion Seeds
Nodding Wild Onion Seeds
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Nodding Wild Onion Seeds

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Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)


Seed Count: approx. 70-85 seeds
Days to Germinate: 60 days of cold, moist stratification. See: Winter Sowing & Stratification
Depth to Sow: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: When seedlings are 2" high, thin to 1' apart
Color: Pink & white to light lavender
Height: 1' - 2'
Bloom Time: July - August
Sun Exposure: Full to partial shade
Soil Moisture: Medium-wet, medium, medium dry soil
Soil Type: well-drained soil, loam, clay
Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds, native bees
Natural Habitat: Meadows and swales, grassy wooded banks, and marshy ground; often found along roadsides and railroad embankments
Drought Tolerance: High
Deer Resistance: High
Larval Host: Yellow-striped Army Worm Moth
Native Zone: AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
Pure Live Seed (PLS) Viability Value:


Nodding Wild Onion (aka: Wild Onion or Lady's Leek) has soft, grass-like leaves and a 1-2 ft., leafless flowering stalk that rises from a bulb. The stem bends so that the pink flowers, borne in a cluster at the top, nod toward the ground. An umbel of many pink or white flowers at the tip of a long, erect, leafless stalk, bent like a shepherd’s crook; a basal cluster of several long, narrow leaves. All parts of the perennial have a mild, oniony scent. The leaves, bulbs and bulblets of this plant are edible.

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