You may tuck a handful of Nodding onion among rocks, nestle some against a tree, or allow it to spread as a ground cover. Earn a "free" bonus by dividing perennials, make planting a priority now for hardy growth next year and keep an eye on your lawn. Allium cernuum grows best in full or partial sun, and moist to medium conditions. Can be used in cultivated beds in masses. Seed is available for purchase from the Experimental Farm Network seed store (www.EFNSeeds.com). ... Divide â¢ Every Five Years or Longer. It tends to spread by seed and bulb offshoots. It is drought-tolerant once established and easy to grow. shallow, rocky soil. Or if you have your own, by all means join us and bring more diversity! I begrudgingly admitted a few to my perennial plantings, and they gradually won me over with their good looks and usually gracious manners. By J. Peterson Garden Design. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate clay soils. GARDENING GUIDES Texas Gardener's October Garden Checklist. Divide your plants every third yearâor whenever youâre working with a nodding wild onion plant and see that eight to 10 bulbs appear in its clump. Golden garlic âJeannineâ (Allium moly) Ornamental onions vary considerably in color, size, and form. If left in the ground, the onion will divide and form a cluster or clump of onion bulbs. Clusters of pink flowers are borne in loose heads on 1â tall stems above grass-like leaves. Divide every third year or when 8-10 bulbs ap-pear in the clump. If this is not desired, deadhead when the flowers fade. Divide Nodding onion when 8- You are asked to: Share information about the diversity and traits of your onions. Grow out potato/dividing onion seeds for multiple years and store the onions over each winter. Nodding Wild Onion. It is, however, easier to establish new plants by transplanting the bulbs than by seeding. Nodding onion readily reseeds. It thrives in difï¬ cult sites such as hot sun and gravely soil. Nodding onion grows well in a perennial border, open woods, or meadow in light shade to full sun. Full Story. Prune Time â¢ Jan/Feb/March. New leaves, stalks, and topsets will grow from the clump of onions each year. GARDEN PESTS AND DISEASES OF nodding wild onion Nodding onion is usually a crop gardener can cultivate without fear an excessive amount of about pests and disease. Perfect for a sunny rock garden, they come in shades of purple and pink along with white. Undemanding in their cultural requirements, they make rewarding additions to beds and borders. Nodding onion is very easy to grow. Early summer pinkish-purple flowers attract bees and parasitic wasps. It will spread by both bulb offsets and seeds but is easiest to propagate by dividing the bulblets. Flower Size â¢ 1/4" or Less. This allium will self seed, so deadhead ï¬ owers before seed sets â¦ Growth Rate â¢ Fast. 4. Grass-like foliage with elegant nodding flower heads. Nodding onion is a beautiful and carefree native bulb for the garden. Nodding onion (A. cernuum) is a North American native with bell-shaped flowers that hang from its 6-8 inch tall stems. Nodding Onion is a native perennial bulb in the lily family that is found in open woodlands around shale outcrops in the low elevation mountains. The bulbs in the photo on the right grew from one mature Egyptian Walking Onion bulb in one growing season - 1 plant became 6 plants! Nodding Onion, like all the Allium species, is deer-resistant. Flower Form â¢ Single. The flowers are almost white to shades of purple in color and mature plants can reach up to 18" in height. Nodding onion is a Mid-Atlantic native bulb with beautiful midsummer blooms.