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

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Nodding Onion 'Hidcote' (Allium cernuum 'Hidcote') Herb in 1 litre Pot 

This beautiful member of the onion family is a welcome addition to any garden. Often called the 'Nodding Onion' Allium Cernuum 'Hidcote' has pinkish/purple flowers which 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' Online

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



Allium cernuum 'Hidcote '(Nodding Onion 'Hidcote') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 40cm
Spread 25cm
Latin Name Allium cernuum
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Cut Flower
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal