Allium cernuum
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Allium cernuum

flowering onion

  family alliaceae 
  genus allium 

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Identification
Genus  Allium Species  cernuum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  flowering onion Family  ALLIACEAE Specimen number  S11928 Data source  HtZn p73
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 5' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-05 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Allium cernuum can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40 Fahrenheit. Flowering onion needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in sandy soils. This species does best in full sun to partial shade. It likes moist, well drained soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  rodent resistant Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Bulb Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Allium cernuum is typically propagated using its bulbs.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Allium cernuum is a seasonal bulb. Flowers: Flowering onion has dense spheres of tiny blooms at the ends of upright stalks. Most often the blossoms occur in either white or violet.

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