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Native Plants

Nodding Onion

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Summary

Nodding onion is a beautiful and carefree native bulb for the garden. Clusters of pink flowers are borne in loose heads on 1’ tall stems above grass-like leaves. Nodding onion grows well in a perennial border, open woods, or meadow in light shade to full sun. This versatile plant competes well in the garden among other companions such as Eragrostis spectabilis, Schizachyrium scoparium, Stokesia laevis, Symphyotrichum spp., and Solidago spp. In the open woodland garden it combines nicely with Heuchera americana and Thelypteris noveboracensis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    bulbcorm 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    pink 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    blue-green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan