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The Genus Allium is home to hundreds of species including the gastronomically popular Allium cepa (Onions) and Allium sativum (Garlic), not to mention all of the ornamental varieties, and there are an abundance. There isn't a moment during the gardening season that one or more species of Allium isn't abloom in my garden. Such a plethora of colors, textures, shapes, forms and sizes! What a useful family of plants! And speaking of families, the genus Allium once found itself at home in the family Liliaceae, but now has a family of its own, Alliaceae.
In botanical Latin, the specific epithet cernuum means nodding and is quite appropriately applied in naming Allium cernuum whose common name is "Nodding Onion". In my garden, this lovely, soft pink, graceful plant has been blooming for the last two weeks of July thru the first week of August and shows no sign of letting up. I primarily grow it in full sun, but it doesn't seem to mind full shade either.
Allium cernuum is native to every state in the US except for 5 - http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ALCE2 so you know that it's super hardy and seems to tolerate just about any soil type although it probably wouldn't be very happy in a wet situation.
The prices shown below include FREE SHIPPING on bareroot plants out of their 2" pots. If you would like to receive the plants undisturbed, in their pots, please add .95¢ per plant to cover the extra cost of shipping soil and pots.
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Barry Glick, Sunshine Farm and Gardens
696 Glicks Rd, Renick, WV 24966, USA
Phone: (304) 497-2208
Last modified September 20, 2010