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Drumstick Allium flowers look like tiny ears of red Indian corn. A heavy bloomer, Allium sphaerocephalon (Persian Onion) has 1" egg-shaped flowers start in late spring and continue into the summer. 15-30" tall.When is the best time to plant drumstick alliums?
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.Why are drumstick alliums called drumstick flowers?
When you see these plants growing, you’ll know immediately why they earned the name “drumstick.” And they’re perfect for adding interest to the garden in summertime. They have tall, thin stems topped with a tight knot of flowers, which gives them an appearance not unlike the musical accessory.When to cut off the heads of drumstick alliums?
Don’t worry, though. They aren’t invasive, and it’s easy to pull unwelcome starts. You can snip the flower heads in the fall when they turn dry, during September and October.