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Allium cernuum ‘Hidcote’
Hidcote Nodding Onion
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.032.060

A large-flowered selection of one of our native North American ornamental onions. This forms a low tuft of grassy leaves, bearing taller stems with nodding heads of rosy-lilac bells in early summer. Adapts to sun or part shade, and a wide range of soil types. Nice in the rock garden or perennial border. Dried seedheads remain attractive well into the winter. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993). Easily divided in spring or fall, if desired. Plants may also self sow. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and also good as a cutflower. Sometimes listed as A. cernuum major.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Dry
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Mauvelilac

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches


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