The drumstick allium is adorned with an egg-sized burgundy flower atop a stick-straight, slender 2-3’ stock. The inconspicuous bud emerges in mid-May, followed by a deep green flower that over a week’s time changes to a rosy-burgundy flower that the honeybees adore. The teardrop-shaped bloom lasts through June and July in the Midwest.What kind of plant is a drumstick flower?
This plant is a member of the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) and the flower clusters have a similar shape, but it is otherwise completely different from the drumstick allium. Similarly, Craspedia globosa is also known by the common name drumstick flower.How many varieties of drumstick allium are there?
Find mixtures for your region, or for special uses such as dry areas, partial shade, attracting animals, low growing, and more. Over 75 choices that will bloom in the second year and for years to come. Over 110 choices for fast color, such as poppies, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnia, and many more.Can a deer eat a drumstick allium plant?
Drumstick allium is wonderfully untroubled by herbivores. Deer and squirrels just walk (or bounce) on by. Most insects aren’t terribly interested in alliums either. In fact, the main problem you might encounter is fungal disease.