Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)


Native perennial, preferring dry open woods and grasslands. Flowers July - August with a beautiful downward "nodding" umbel of white, pink, purple or rose flowers. Great "edible landscape" plant, grown for its thick, slender, tender leaves - "better then chives!" Also for the smallish roots, which have a strong onion odour and flavour, which sweeten on cooking. Insect attractor.