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Allium Bulbs Drumstick

In early summer Drumstick Allium ignite the garden with unique, reddish blooms that are oval shaped. One customer says it best: "Their shape adds a different dimension to any garden." (Allium sphaerocephalon)
Bag of 25

Price: $10.95

Sale: $7.12

$0.28 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 20-24" tall
Bulb Spacing: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 5ALLIUM25
Common Name Persian Onion
Botanical Name Allium sphaerocephalon
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 6/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Flower Size 1-2" flowers
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Ships to Canada No
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Description

About the Alliums. Every family has its beauties. And yes, these are the best-looking members of the family of Allium, which includes onions, leeks and chives. (The word, Allium, means 'onion' in Latin.) Many Allium species are native to Iran, where many tulips also originate, and the edible Alliums have been cultivated and a staple of diets for over 10,000 years.

The beauty of the small lavender flowerheads of chives have always been a decorative highlight in herb gardens. But in recent years, gardeners have become fascinated with the larger Alliums, particular the giants. As always, the Dutch hybridizers took them into their stocks, and now we have a whole group of beautiful new flowering onions for gardens. Most bloom in late spring so they bridge the gap nicely between the tulip season and early summer bloom of peonies and poppies.

Experienced gardeners plant these giant Alliums in groups of several bulbs, set very close together. The foliage is not attractive for long, so it's important to plant them next to other perennials whose foliage will more or less cover the Allium's base. This way, the wonderful flower stalks rise up and tower over the other flowers for a wonderful period of bloom.

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Reviews

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5.0

one of my favorites

By mary

from rochester ny

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Pros

  • Easy low maintenance
  • Great pop of color
  • Interesting shape
  • Long lasting bloom

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Add Height Interest
    • Along A Border Or Fence

    Comments about Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

    These are so easy to grow. They are unique and have a great color. Nice to use for adding interest & height.

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    5.0

    The coolest alliums around

    By JillB

    from Kerhonkson, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Beautiful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

        These are the most amazing flowers! They're tall and dramatic and so easy to grow. Have them growing next to the deck and everyone who sees them wants to grow them too. Bloomed in late June in my Zone 5 garden and are thriving. Gorgeous!

         
        5.0

        beautiful flowers

        By luv2garden

        from Concord, NH

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

        I planted these bulbs two years ago and the first year they came up beautifully. Their shape add a different dimension to any garden. They bloomed approx. June-July in my Zone 5 garden and were long lasting. This year the buds are set and should be blooming soon.

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        Shipping

        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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