Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumsticks)
Delivery: From mid February
Allium sphaerocephalon features small egg-shaped umbels densely packed with burgundy florets, held at the top of tall flexible stems that gracefully sway in the breeze.
Also known as round-headed leek, this drumstick allium will bring character to the summer garden as its ovoid heads progressively turn from green to burgundy from the top down. 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 jewels, 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!
|Bulb Size||5 - 6cm|
|Planting position||Middle, Back|
|Month of Blooming||May (Early), May (Late), June|
|Planting Time||Spring, Summer|
|Special Features||Animal Resistant, Bee and Pollinator Friendly, Drought Tolerant, Good for Cut Flowers, Heirloom|
|Type of Soil||Fertile, Well Drained|
|Delivery||From mid February|
|Suitable for Pots||No|
|Planting density (per m2)||75-100|