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Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion

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Height: Grows up to 20 inches tall.

Habitat: Prefers full to mostly sun and dry or well-drained soil.

Foliage: Long grass-like leaves; onion scented and onion flavored.

Flowers: Bell-shaped umbrellas of pink to rose-purple flowers cluster point towards the ground, nodding; flowers late spring/early summer.

Fruits: Mature papery seed capsule releases hard black seeds.

Natural Habitat: Low to moderate elevations; forests and woods; forest edges, openings, or clearings; meadows or grassy areas; coastal bluffs; outcrops; glacial outwash.

Why is it good for my garden? This perennial provides an attractive ornamental flower and may be pleasing to onion-lovers as it both smells and tastes of onions with an attractive flower. This plant is edible like a chive or onion. Nodding onion is good for keeping rabbits out of your gardens since they do not like the smell of onion.

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