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  • nodding onion bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.05m

Allium cernuum

nodding onion bulbs

Pot size 5 bulbs
5 bulbs
15 bulbs
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 1

    On slender, upright stems, loose clusters of up to 30, purplish pink flowers appear in summer. Each individual flower has a long stem, so they form graceful, chandelier-like heads above the slender, strap-shaped foliage. Vigorous and easy to grow, they are particularly effective in meadows or other naturalised planting schemes where they can be allowed to form large clumps.

  • Garden care: Plant the base of the bulbs 5 - 7cm deep and approximately 5 - 10cm apart. These long-necked allium bulbs are sent out with dormant shoots, which should not be cut back. As the winter encroaches, some of the foliage may die off and this can be tidied up by hand if necessary. Avoid excessive mositure from late summer and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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