Drumstick Allium has a striking visual impact in the early summer garden when planted in masses or peeking up through and among perennials or shrubs. One-inch oviod-shaped flower heads are formed by dense clusters of tiny flowers that start off green transitioning to pink and finally maturing to a raspberry purple. Long wiry stems that grow to 24” hold up the egg-shaped florets which are proportionally small to the height giving it the appearance of a drumstick.
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Perennial, zones 4-8
Bulb Planting Depth: 3-4”
Spacing: 12 bulbs per square foot, 3-4" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to Fertile, well-drained
Bloom Time: Late spring-early summer
Uses: Flower beds, containers, naturalizing, borders, fresh or dried flower arrangments, attracts pollinators and butterflies, deer resistant, drought tolerant
Care: Amend soil with compost before planting bulbs. Feed with a granular flower bulb fertilizer at planting time and/or in the spring when the leaves emerge. Cut back spent flowers and allow foliage to die back naturally before removing it. They will produce small bulbs, “offsets” that can be divided from the main bulb and transplanted after a few growing seasons. Naturalizes by self-seeds.