Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks)
Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks) Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks) Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks) Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks)

Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks)


Delivery: From end August

Allium sphaerocephalon features small egg-shaped umbels densely packed with burgundy florets, held at the top of flexible tall stems that gracefully sway in the breeze.

Also known as round-headed leek, this drumstick allium will attract admiring glances as its umbels progressively turn from green to burgundy in the summer garden. Particularly fabulous planted in bold groups, this recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit will also look exquisite scattered amongst grasses and low-growing hardy perennials in sunny borders and wild meadows where it will happily naturalise. Reminiscent of gemstones, its small blooms are fantastic featured in fresh and dried flower bouquets; they are also magnets for pollinators!

Alliums and their decorative seedheads are a great way to bring interest to the autumn and winter garden, whilst also providing wildlife with a much needed source of food and shelter during this challenging time of the year. Last but not least, they offer the added benefit of being deer and rabbit resistant!

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Colour Purple, Red
Delivery From end August
Flower Size 3cm
Garden Position Sun
Hardiness Hardy
Height (Mature plant) 60 cm
Month of Blooming June, July
Planting Depth 15cm
Planting Time Autumn, Winter
Planting density (per m2) 75-100
Planting position Middle, Back
Scented No
Size 7/+cm
Special Features Animal Resistant, Bee and Pollinator Friendly, Drought Tolerant, Good for Cut Flowers, Naturalising, Heirloom
Suitable for Pots No
Type of Soil Fertile, Well Drained

Allium Sphaerocephalon bulbs are a lovely tall, later flowering drumstick allium that was recommended in The Telegraph as one of the best alliums for your garden. The flowers start green and turn reddish-purple from the top down.

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