Allium Cernuum Drought Tolerant Nodding Pink Onion Flower Seed

Allium Cernuum Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 12 - 18 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring and summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 to 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Allium Cernuum

Planting Directions

Temperature: 64 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 56 - 70 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/8 inch

Sowing Rate: 6 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Allium

Nodding Pink Onion (Allium Cernuum) - Lovely in any garden or meadow, Nodding Pink Onion, can easily be grown from flower seeds. Allium Cernuum can typically be found on ledges, in dry meadows, gravel, rocky or wooded slopes. Nodding Pink Onion will produce delicate pink flowers in late spring and will bloom throughout the summer. Allium Cernuum is a wonderful addition to any naturalized setting.

Deer resistant blooms

Nodding Pink Onion is deer resistant but very attractive to pollinators such as honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!

nodding onion flowers

Flower seed | allium cernuum


This flower is distinctive and easy to identify with nodding, pink flowers. Nodding Onion is drought tolerant, and it survives in challenging sites where other plants refuse to live. Native to the United States, 12 - 18 inch Allium Cernuum thrives on rocky areas, dry woodlands, and prairie land that does not receive much water.

Allium Cernuum seeds grow lovely plants among rockery, in the woodland popping up through Carex foliage, nestled up against a tree trunk, or in the sunny rock garden. Allium Cernuum readily reseeds itself and will regrow from its own flower seeds. If this is not desired, deadhead when the flowers fade so its flower seed is not dropped on the ground.

  • Sowing Rate: 6 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 56 - 70 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts honeybees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
allium cernuum plant

Flower Care

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant bulbs 2 - 4 inches deep in autumn; plant clump-forming species with rhizomes at, or just below, the soil surface in spring. Grow alliums from areas with hot, dry summers in sandy, loam-based potting compost in an alpine house; keep dry when dormant in summer.

  • Height: 12 - 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes