Allium - Drumstick
The Allium 'Drumstick', 'Allium sphaerocephalon', a fall planted ornamental onion bulb, produces beautiful crimson-purple flowers. It has showy, deep purple - crimson florets form large oval flower clusters atop sturdy stems. It is striking in the mixed border or rock garden, especially with yellow daylilies. Drumstick multiply rapidly in sunny, rich, well - drained soil. The blooms are pleasantly fragrant and this plant is an easy and prolific addition to the garden. Plant in groups of ten or more for an eye catching focal point. Divide mature clumps in August if areas become overcrowded. Alliums prefer to be dry during their dormancy.
The Allium Drumstick is ideal for containers, mass plantings, borders, and cut flowers. These plants are rabbit, squirrel, and deer resistant. Drumsticks has a bloom period of about 3 weeks and they bloom in late spring to early summer.
|Mature Height||24 - 28 inches|
|Moisture||Average, Well Drained|
|Mature Form||Upright, Spikes|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Bulb Spacing||4 - 5 inches|