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Allium Cernuum 'Hidcote Pink'(Nodding Onion 'Hidcote Pink') Herb Plant

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

This beautiful member of the oniion family is a welcome addition to any garden. Often called the 'Nodding Onion' Allium Cernuum 'Hidcote'has 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 will grow to a height of 35cm.  It is also known as Lady's Leek it 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.This plant reseeds easily as long as you do not remove the dried flowers too soon.

Will grow in ordinary, even poor, dry soil, but which should be well drained. Hardy.  Is great in a rockery or a trough or in the border . 

Herb Usage

The 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 which are lovely used as a cut flower. Do not eat ornamental bulbs. 

Buy Nodding Onion 'Hidcote Pink' Online

Our potted Nodding Onion 'Hidcote Pink' are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

 


Other Details

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

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