Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants
1 - 1.5'
June, July, August
Average, dry to medium, well-drained.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) is a 1′ – 1.5′ perennial bulb that grows naturally in dry woods, rock outcroppings, and prairies. It has thin, flat, grass-like leaves, and the tiny bell-shaped white-pink flowers bloom on a nodding 2″ cluster atop a single flowering stem (hence the common name). These flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other native pollinators, making it an excellent addition to any native pollinator garden. The leaves, bulbs, and bulblets of Nodding Wild Onion are edible in small quantities and can be used in place of cultivated onions.
Conservation Status: categorized as threatened in Minnesota.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!