This native plant and member of the Allium family has erect stems that hold globes of drooping or nodding, white, bell-shaped flowers that turn lilac as they age and form exquisite seed heads. Blooms June through early fall. Underrated, underused, charming, valuable and little-known garden plant. Low maintenance.
A member of the lily family, Native Americans and early settlers used nodding onion to flavor food and to treat croup, colic, colds, fevers, kidney stones, dropsy and respiratory disorders.
Nodding Onion like all the Allium species, is deer-resistant.