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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)

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Squirrel Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 6 cm
SKU 5ALLIUM25

Plant Information

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.

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
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 Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Squirrel Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Prohibited In Idaho
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsAllium Bulbs Drumstick
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Attracted numerous pollinators

Will definitely be ordering these again. Planted according to instructions. Planted along a fence bed with the large Globemaster alliums. They attracted bees and butterflies all season long.

Will definitely be ordering these again. Planted according to instructions. Planted along a fence bed with the large Globemaster alliums. They attracted bees and butterflies all season long.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No blooms yet

No blooms yet, I think it's too early in the year. All bulbs did come up out of the ground, just waiting for the magic, which is why I gave it 3...Read complete review

No blooms yet, I think it's too early in the year. All bulbs did come up out of the ground, just waiting for the magic, which is why I gave it 3 stars.

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5.0

great performers!

By 

from Vermont

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

    These allium are low-care, hardy and fun to have in the garden! They perform exactly as advertised and I definitely recommend them.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Love the color

    By 

    from Lyons, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

    Came with the house. Wasn't sure what they were at first. I planted my vegetables between them. I have different kinds of bees on they all day long. Yes, butterflies love they too. I have plans on getting more for other areas. I will be using something to tie them up. Heavy rains flatten them.

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    No blooms yet

    By 

    from Wisconsin

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        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

        No blooms yet, I think it's too early in the year. All bulbs did come up out of the ground, just waiting for the magic, which is why I gave it 3 stars.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        No show

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        from Boulder, WY

        About Me Master Gardener

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            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

            These did not come up

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            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Can't Wait to see them!

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Landscaper

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

              We use Allium bulbs on many of our projects. I can not wait to see these in bloom. This is the first year that we will see our blooms after planting in the fall. The growth is looking good so far.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Attracted numerous pollinators

              By 

              from Nashville, TN

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Lawn
                • Outdoors
                • Pool Area

                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

                Will definitely be ordering these again. Planted according to instructions. Planted along a fence bed with the large Globemaster alliums. They attracted bees and butterflies all season long.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Terrific allium

                By 

                from WA

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                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Drumstick:

                Love the shape of these. The bees love them but the deer don't so they are perfect for my garden.

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                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                one of my favorites

                By 

                from rochester ny

                Verified Reviewer

                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 American Meadows 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

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                  from Kerhonkson, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy Beautiful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows 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 

                      from Concord, NH

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about American Meadows 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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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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