Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium) Allium sphaerocephalon is a lovely addition to the border where it adds interest and movement with its dense egg-shaped flower heads atop straight and slender stems, delicately turning from green to purple as they mature. Butterflies love them and so will you!How long does it take for a drumstick allium to bloom?
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.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.When is the best time to plant Allium sphaecephalon?
Allium sphaerocephalon needs to be planted and left to get on with it. It will die down every winter and reappear in spring and occasionally you may have to plant a few more bulbs. Allium sphaerocephalon flowers at the beginning of July, much later than most purple and lavender alliums.