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Allium sphaerocephalon Ornamental blooming drumstick alliums are members of the same genus of plants that edible garlic, onion, shallots, chives, and leeks belong to. 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.What to do with drumstick allium bulbs in winter?
If you live in a climate north of zone 4, dig the bulbs and store them for the winter. Alternatively, grow drumstick allium plants in containers and store the containers in a freeze-free location until spring.How tall does a Globemaster Allium flower get?
One of the taller varieties you can find, 'Globemaster' is ornamentally grown for its spring bloom of light purple flower heads that are typically 6-10 inches in diameter. This variety makes an eye-catching accent in the garden as well as a long-lasting cut flower.What's the difference between a drumstick flower and a starflower?
Don’t confuse drumstick alliums with drumstick flowers ( Scabiosa stellata ), also known as starflowers. 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.