Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'

Allium 'Summer Drummer'

Allium 'Summer Drummer'

5 bulbs — £8.75

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Growing to a height of up to 2.5m, Allium ‘Summer Drummer’ is just like a percussion beater for giants! Humming with late-summer interest, this jaw-dropping variety will really hit the mark in the garden, creating an effortlessly spectacular and long-lasting display of globe-like blooms on tall upright stems from August onwards. Alliums are known for being easy to grow and non-fussy, and Allium ‘Summer Drummer’ is no exception. Plant this star performer in a sunny spot and it’ll reward you with a repeat show year after year.

It’s particularly good for providing late-season interest, taking centre stage from mid-summer, injecting fresh colour to slowing planting schemes. Not only do they look fantastic, but their nectar-rich purple flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden too.

Allliums are really versatile and can sit well within contemporary gardens as well as cottage-style plantings. You can create a really spectacular display by combining late-flowering Allium ‘Summer Drummer’ with other tall or structural summer plants, like crocosmia, canna, dahlia or agapanthus.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium 'Summer Drummer'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, green

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    2-2.5m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

      • Plant your Allium 'Summer Drummer' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

      • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

      • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

      • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

      • Place the Allium 'Summer Drummer' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

      Read all Allium planting & care instructions

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