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

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!

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Bulb Size 5 - 6cm
Planting position Middle, Back
Colour Purple, Red
Month of Blooming May (Early), May (Late), June
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Height 60 cm
Special Features Animal Resistant, Bee and Pollinator Friendly, Drought Tolerant, Good for Cut Flowers, Heirloom
Garden Position Sun
Type of Soil Fertile, Well Drained
Flower Size 7cm
Hardiness Hardy
Delivery From mid February
Suitable for Pots No
Scented No
Planting Depth 15cm
Planting density (per m2) 75-100
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