Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon

Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon

Plant in Fall Pre-Order: Ships Fall 2024
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Size Price Savings Quantity
25 Bulbs Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall $16.79
50 Bulbs Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall $30.49 9% Savings
100 Bulbs Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall $53.59 ($0.54/each) 20% Savings
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  • Miniature mahogany blooms perfect for fresh and dried bouquets
  • Easy to Grow Pollinator Attractor, Perfect for Beds, Borders and Cottage Gardens
  • Numerous Small Star-Shaped Blooms that Form Globe-Shaped Clusters
  • Wild Ornamental Flowering Onion, Deer-Resistant Perennial
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Purple, Red
Growth Habit Clumping
Plant Height 18 inches
Bloom Season Early Summer
Bloom Size Up to 1 Inch

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Dried Flowers
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon


Seed Type Bulb
Plant Type Small
Also known as Drumsticks, Roundhead Leek, Round-Headed Allium, Ornamental Onion

Also known as "Drumsticks" Allium, Sphaerocephalon allium is a late bloomer that will produce 1 inch egg-shaped flowers late June, after all the other Alliums have already bloomed. The flower will start off green, than bloom and develop to pink and than reddish-purple. These plants are attractive in a garden bed or border, and have nondescript foliage is hidden which fades away when blooming. The charming purple-red drumsticks bloom in midsummer and than fade as summer wears on. The plants are vigorous and the flowers are long-lasting, and widely used for fresh and dried cut flower arrangements. "Drumsticks" allium bulbs can be planted indoors in containers or outside in full sun or partial shade and are deer-resistant.

Planting Information

Planting Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 2-3 inches deep
Plant Spacing 3 to 4 inches
Plant Height 18 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size 5+ cm circumference
View our Allium Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Recommended Coverage
25 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 2.5 Sq. Ft
50 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 5 Sq. Ft
100 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 10 Sq. Ft

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