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Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium sphaerocephalon
Flower BulbsSphaerocephalon Bulbs UK - 2
Flower BulbsSphaerocephalon Bulbs UK - 2

Allium sphaerocephalon

"Drumsticks"

Allium sphaerocephalon

25 bulbs — £3.50

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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

This charming species reaches 50cm and ends with a small umbel that’s round or spherical. The umbel is incredible because it packs in countless flowers that turn from green through to reddish- or rose-purple, when they attain their full beauty. Watch Allium sphaerocephalon (sometimes called drumsticks or drumstick alliums) in fascination as their colours change from the top down until they’re fully developed in high summer. They look equally fine in rock gardens, open fields or flower beds. Easy to grow and maintain, Allium sphaerocephalon are excellent choices for any gardening enthusiast. And this will be one of your first choices when you want to fill your vase!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium sphaerocephalon

  • Flower colour

    Purple, green

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • 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 sphaerocephalon bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

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

      • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

      • Place the Allium sphaerocephalon bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

      Read all Allium planting & care instructions

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