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Drumstick Allium

16 for $17.99 $6.99

  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: 6+ cm bulb
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer.
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • SKU: 67355
  • Availability: In Stock

We ship this item in Fall

For each offer ordered, get 16

Pop Drumstick Allium into your flower beds to create a remarkable presentation that blends well with other summer plants. The drumstick-shaped blooms begin life coloured deep green, and gradually transform into dark burgundy-purple umbels. The foliage of these plants is thin and wispy, adding to their magical ambiance. Hummingbirds adore the flowers, but deer and other animals avoid them because of their garlicky taste.

Plant allium drumstick bulbs in a sunny or partly sunny position, at a depth of 3 inches and 2 to 4 inches apart. They'll grow to stand 20 to 24 inches tall. They thrive in clay, loamy or sandy, well-drained soil, and are suitable for hardiness zones 3 to 8. These Dutch bulbs are perennial, so take care to remove the blooms once they've faded and before they go to seed, and allow the leaves to dry as this nourishes the bulbs for the next season.

The allium sphaerocephalon drumstick flowers are fantastic as a focal point, and are a good filler once your spring blooms have faded and you're waiting for late summer plants to burst into blossom. The blooms look amazing when placed in fresh or dried flower arrangements, so be sure to pick some when you want an added splash of colour in your living space. Brighten your garden with fun-to-grow Drumstick Allium.

Garden excitement!
Intriguing novelty flowers turn from green to burgundy as they mature. Long-lasting 1½" blooms thrive anywhere. The exceptional naturalizers multiply year after year for increased beauty; hummingbirds can't resist them! A favourite in dried arrangements; a vivacious bloom in fresh bouquets. Distasteful flavour for animals, so they won't bother any part of them. Alliums are not available in ID and WA. Allium sphaerocephalon
Product Details
  • Botanical Name Allium sphaerocephalon
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4-8
  • Flowering Time Mid to late summer.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Flower Color Turn from green to burgundy as they mature
  • Flower Form Ball-shaped clusters head of little bells
  • Foliage Type Linear and narrow strap-like
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Height/Habit 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread 3 - 6 inches
  • Planting Instructions 3" deep and 6 - 9" apart
  • Soil Requirements Well drained
  • Will Tolerate Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning None, let foliage die back naturally to store up energy to produce next year's blooms.
Shipping Information

Breck's Shipping Schedule

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones Iris
1AB-7A 8/12/19 - 11/1/19
7B-13B 8/19/19 - 11/11/19
Last Order Date 11/15/2019

ZONES Fall Bulbs from Holland
1AB-7AB 8/12/19 - 12/9/19
8AB-13AB 8/26/19 - 12/9/19
Last Order Date 12/13/2019

ZONES Bareroot Perennials
1AB-13B 9/9/19 - 10/28/19
Last Order Date 11/1/2019

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONESBareroot Perennials & Bulbs
1AB - 5A3/19/19- 6/17/19
5B2/26/19 - 6/17/19
6A - 10AB2/19/19 - 6/17/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019

1AB - 5A4/16/19- 6/1/19
5A4/12/19 - 6/1/19
5B3/19/19 - 6/1/19
6A & 6B3/5/19 - 6/1/19
7A & 7B2/26/19 - 6/1/19
8A & 8B2/19/19 - 6/1/19
9A - 10B1/22/19 - 6/1/19
Last Order Date 5/28/2019

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule above.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shippied in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shippied direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

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