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

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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

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

Flower Head Size

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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