Nodding Onion - Seeds

Nodding Onion - Seeds

Nodding Onion
Sḵwx ̱wú7mesh : sx̱wíl ̓nach
Hən ̓q ̓əmin ̓əm ̓ : q ̓wux ̌wiuc
Allium cernuum


Exposure: Sun
Moisture: Moist – Dry
Max height: 1 ft
Growing ease: medium
Container tolerance: moderate
Attracts: Bees, butterflies
Uses – edible bulb, leaf


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Nodding Onion - Seeds

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Nodding Onion
nSḵwx ̱wú7mesh : sx̱wíl ̓nach
nHən ̓q ̓əmin ̓əm ̓ : q ̓wux ̌wiuc
nAllium cernuum
nExposure: Sun
nMoisture: Moist – Dry
nMax height: 1 ft
nGrowing ease: medium
nContainer tolerance: moderate
nAttracts: Bees, butterflies
nUses – edible bulb, leaf
nBloom and Fruits: Clusters of pink or purple flowers hang downwards, giving rise to its name “nodding” onion. Blooms in June to July, and forms seed heads with papery covers that release small black seeds later in the summer.
nUse by people: The bulb is often used as a flavourful food seasoning or vegetable to be eaten with other greens, and can also be added to meats and fish for taste. The stems as well as flowers have the onion-like taste and scent.
nWildlife value: The flowers provide food for pollinators like indigenous bees and butterflies. It is also eaten by animals, the bulbs in the spring a snack for bears, elk, deer and squirrels. Host plant for hairstreak butterfly caterpillars.
nCare instructions: Drought tolerant, this plant prefers rocky or sandy soils within forests. May go dormant in late summer. Can be propagated by dividing underground bulbs, or by seed (but seeds require a winter cold stratification period).

Dimensions 2.25 × 3.5 in

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