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Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon / Drumsticks Pre-Order • Ships Fall 2021

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Bag of 25 Bulbs $17.99
Bag of 50 Bulbs $26.99 25%
Bag of 100 Bulbs $39.99
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Product Description

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, then bloom and develop to pink and then 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 then 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-resitsant.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Allium Bulbs (Small) - Sphaerocephalon / Drumsticks
    Botanical Name:Allium sphaerocephalon
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:5+ cm Circumference
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Fall
    Plant Type:Small
    Features:Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Good For Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant, Drought Tolerant
    Color:Red, Purple
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Plant Height:18 inches
    Plant Spacing:5-6 inches apart
    Planting Depth:2-3 inches Deep (Just over 2x as deep as the height of the bulb)
    Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Planting Instructions

    Planting Allium Bulbs - How to Grow Allium Bulbs

    Alliums are essentially blooming onions – no, not the ones you might find in your local chain restaurant, but rather, flowering bulbs that compliment any late spring garden. Unlike more common fall planted/spring blooming bulbs such as tulips and daffodils, the allium is a curiosity that is sure to impress and inspire for years to come. Also known as ornamental onions, Allium is ideal for making color and height combinations in the border. Most alliums flower in June, just after the real spring flowerers, and before most summer flowers comes into bloom. They therefore form an indispensable perennial that keeps the border in flower well into the year.

    When to Plant your Allium Bulbs:

    Plant allium bulbs in the fall for late spring and early summer bloom.

    Where to Plant your Allium Bulbs:

    Allium bulbs are easy to plant. Like most flower bulbs, they prefer full sun, but will also thrive in partially shaded locations. Given both sun and a good drainage, they will reappear year after year. Their slim, vertical shape means that most take up very little ground space, while adding accents to a blowsy planting scheme.

    How to Plant your Allium Bulbs:

    In most cases, you will want to fertilize your allium bulb planting site with bulb food to ensure that the bulbs are properly established. For best results, we recommend planting your allium bulbs just over twice as deep as the height of the bulb and about 5 or 6 inches apart. When planting, make sure that the bulbs are planted with the pointy end up. Make sure that you water your allium bulbs sufficiently after planting. Allium bulbs are versatile and are hardy in most climates. Allium bulbs can also be planted successfully indoors.

    How to Care for your Allium Bulbs:

    Congested clumps can be lifted and divided - straight after flowering, if necessary. Dead-head before the seeds disperse if you want to avoid seedlings.

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