Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks
Allium sphaerocephalon Drumsticks

Allium sphaerocephalon 'Drumsticks'

Very long lasting and a magnet for friendly insects
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Striking magenta flowerheads on long, straight stems Ė just like drumsticks
  • Summer flowering in July and August, very unusual for alliums, and adored by pollinators
  • The flowers look superb mixed in amongst other summer-flowering plants and theyíre perfect in pots too
  • Returning year after year, gradually multiplying and naturalising to give a bigger and better display
  • Supplied as 100 bulbs, size 4/5, ready for autumn planting, growing to a height of 90cm and a width of 10cm
100 x Bulbs - Item: 600137
Only £9.99
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Product Description

One of very few alliums to flower in summer, unlike most other varieties, so are different for gardeners on the hunt for something new.

Instead of flowering in the familiar globe shape, they form dense drumstick-shaped flowerheads made up of dozens of green buds that gradually turn to magenta before opening from the top downwards.

Flowering in July and August with low growing foliage, the drumstick alliumís long, straight flower stems look stunning planted with other summertime beauties.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for outstanding displays for years to come, while it has also been recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', to attract bees and butterflies.

Preferring a sunny location, alliums are not fussy about soil type and will grow well, naturalising and multiplying over the years. Clumps can be dug up and split every few years to stop them becoming congested.

Supplied as 100 bulbs, size 4/5, ready to plant in autumn.

What Is Supplied

Item 600137 supplied as:
100 x Bulbs

Plant Information

Top Tips

Underplant with hostas, ferns or other low-growing, hardy perennial plants which will help to disguise the leaves as they fade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Alliums

  • Find a location where the soil drains well and where they will receive full sun.
  • Plant allium bulbs in early to mid-autumn in a sheltered site to prevent the top-heavy flower spikes from getting blown over.
  • Dig over the soil and remove any weeds before planting.
  • Water well after planting, saturating the soil around the bulbs. Once established, alliums are drought tolerant.
  • In borders, plant bulbs in early autumn at a depth of about four times the diameter of the bulbs.
  • In containers, alliums will do well in deep pots with a good general-purpose potting compost with a handful of horticultural grit added. 

Aftercare Advice for Alliums

  • After planting, feed with a general-purpose feed such as our Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser.
  • Dried flower heads can be removed and made into indoor decorations or left on the plants to self-seed.
  • Divide alliums every three to four years or when the plants begin to look overcrowded and blooming decreases.
  • Lift the bulbs with a garden fork or spade and pull the bulbs apart.
  • Replant some in the original location and plant the remainder in a new location. 

Pruning and Trimming Advice for Alliums

  • The leaves die down at flowering time, so itís best to plant alliums where this foliage is masked by that of other plants.
  • Avoid removing them while still green, as they provide the bulbs with energy for the following season.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
90cm
10cm
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Allium sphaerocephalon 'Drumsticks'
Allium sphaerocephalon 'Drumsticks'
100 x Bulbs
Item: 600137
Only £9.99
Currently Unavailable