Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum - mass planting. In the first view, we see prolific blooms on a tall rose purple form of the "nodding onion" flowering in late June. The nodding onion hails from most states within the USA (and up to Canada) and therefore is extremely variable. In the lower left corner of the photo is Lilium formosanum var. pricei. In the second we see 4 nodding buds. It is clear why the "nodding onion" received such a common name, when one views the drooping buds. In this view the buds are just breaking through the bud spathe. The third is a similar view to the preceding, but here the flowers are open, showing nice pink rotund florets, hanging downwards. The final shot is a "good pink form" - the tall stems growing up through the invasive Campanula takesimana. Photos by Mark McDonough.

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Photo of seed grown Allium cernuum, flowering for the first time in July of 2015, photographed by Travis Owen.

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