Common Name: Nodding onion
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.05 m (5 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Purple, Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
On slender upright stems loose clusters of up to 30 purplish pink flowers appear in summer. Each individual flower has a long stem so they form graceful chandelier-like heads above the slender strap-shaped foliage. Vigorous and easy to grow they are particularly effective in meadows or other naturalised planting schemes where they can be allowed to form large clumps.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs 5 - 10cm deep and approximately 5 - 10cm apart. Avoid excessive mositure from late summer when they are dormant and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
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