Nodding Onion, part of the lily family, is one of the most common and wide-spread onions. Blooming between May to July, its tiny pink, bell-shaped flowers are a beautiful addition to the open woodlands and meadows of interior and coastal BC, Washington and Oregon. Reaching up to 50 cm (20 in) in height, nodding onion germinates easily and produces many seeds.
The bulbs of nodding onion were considered a delicacy by many aboriginal peoples - eaten raw, steamed, roasted and dried. Crushed raw bulbs were also used as an effective poultice to relieve the sting of insect bites and to repel mosquitoes. Nodding onion has a very strong onion odour and, when inhaled, has remarkable abilities to clear the sinuses.
Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.