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Allium Cernum 'Hidcote' (Nodding Onion 'Hidcote') Herb Plant

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Nodding Onion 'Hidcote'(Allium Cernum 'Hidcote') Herb in 1L Pot 

Often called the Nodding Onion Pinkish/purple flowers appear in May/June the nodding star-burst like flowers hang in clusters upon a long stem forming graceful heads above the strappy foliage.  It is also known as Lady's Leek and can be used as a cut flower with the star-like heads being very attractive. They are easy to grow and are effective in naturalised planting schemes,  they can form large clumps which can be divided in Spring or Autumn.

Herb Usage

Allium cernuum the wild species that this is related to is edible but Nodding Onion is not considered to be of significant culinary value. The plant has been used as an insect repellent, specifically for moths. Some claim that planting Nodding Onion repels moles but we can not vouch for this!

This particular variety is grown for its ornamental flowers only. Do not eat ornamental bulbs. 

Buy Nodding Onion 'Hidcote' Online

Our Nodding Onions are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Any free draining soil, part shade/full sun
Flower Colour:
Salmon Pink
Height and spread:
40 to 25 cm
Latin Name:
Allium cernum
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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