Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)

Nodding Wild Onion

Scientific Name: Allium cernuum
Common Name: Nodding wild onion
Description of facts and concepts: Bears pink to purple flowers nodding at the top of a leafless stalk. Bruising any part of the plant produces an onion-like smell. Like all onions, this plant is edible. There are good selected dark pink forms, but the wild species is a pale pink.
Seed or division information: Seeds or division of bulb clusters. Very easy, may be invasive.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W3
Garden Name: Shady Woodland Garden
Color of Flower: Pink
Height: 12″
Spread: 6″
Family: Amaryllis (Lily) family
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral
Soil: Dry to Wet Moist or dry soil.   Dry woods and rocky banks, and prairies
Light: Sun to Shade Shade or sun
Zone 4-10 Zone 4-8