The vivid, burgundy balls open late spring to summer (for us, late November to January). The flowers emerge green and gradually mature to burgundy . It also means you have a long show as they are decorative right from the get go.
Allium `Drumsticks` flowers are long lasting in the garden and fantastic for cutting, looking good for up to two weeks in a vase. Their reliability in returning year after year makes them easy to work with and the bees love them!
Allium `Drumsticks` are good companions for ornamental grasses and mix extremely well with perennials, their tall stems pop through wherever they are planted and their foliage is unobtrusive. They also make a nice compliment to roses. In short, they can be easily used to create stunning effects in a variety of locations.
Alliums are tough, hardy, and beautiful too! They are in the onion family and when bruised, the foliage smells just like onions. The leaves of Allium Drumsticks are narrow and grow up to 30cm long.
Plant Alliums into well drained soil in a sunny position. They need at least six hours sun and a warm spot in the garden in order to thrive. Plant to a depth of around 10-15cm, or four times the height of the bulb. They grow well in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soils and are dry tolerant once established.
Allium ‘Drumsticks’ bulbs are best left to naturalise; lifting and dividing only as they become overcrowded. This means you can relax and leave them in the ground year after year and simply enjoy the late spring flowers. For best blooms, add a well balanced fertiliser in summer.
It is also a good idea to protect the foliage from slugs and snails.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
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